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Peugeot Unveils Peugeot 207 Super 2000
Last March, during the Geneva Motor Show, Peugeot sent the curtains down to show off the Peugeot 207 RCup concept vehicle. And during that event, many auto experts and authorities have already seen that such a concept vehicle would be making way towards a newer and more powerful Peugeot vehicle.
And they were not mistaken. For now, this car and vehicle brand has presented and unveiled the Peugeot 207 Super 2000. It is Peugeot’s rally car and it has already passed the first batch of development stages. It has also passed the testing for loose surfaces as well as those for tarmac surfaces.
The first time the Peugeot 207 Super 2000 rumbled to life, the technical manager of Peugeot Sport, Bruno Famin, and the project manager for this vehicle, Bertrand Vallat, were there to watch. After all, this was their baby and it was now all ready to try out new surfaces and new challenges. Sure, they were by the sidelines with spare parts Peugeot just in case anything happens but it looked like the Peugeot 207 Super 2000 was a tough one. What’s more is that Famin and Vallat found out that the Peugeot 207 Super 2000 could actually perform and certainly would be taking the place of old Peugeot rally cars that have already gone to the scrap yard. The Peugeot 205 T16 and the Peugeot 206 WRC are some of these rally vehicles that did great on the tracks. In fact, the latter, has took home three world rally championships for itself and it even is still the holder of 65 podium finishes.
And as per Vallat, he says, “To start with on the loose surface, the 207 Super 2000 showed a good level of reliability which was confirmed again on tarmac some weeks later. We are only at the initial stages of development but all the test drivers who have followed each other behind the wheel of the car have been satisfied with both the handling and performance.” And soon enough, the Peugeot 207 Super 200 would be made available for customers who would be using the vehicle for campaigns in various national championships.
About the Author: Jenny McLane is a 36 year old native of Iowa and has a knack for research on cars and anything and everything about it. She works full time as a Market Analyst for one of the leading car parts suppliers in the country today.