2 September 2004

It might look like Batman’s company car, but this jaw-dropping GT Coupé is Peugeot’s take on the classic two-seat grand tourer. The 907 concept car will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show next month, grabbing the attention alongside the new baby 1007 and a pair of less extreme concepts. Concealed under the 907’s huge bonnet is a 6.0-litre V12 placed longitudinally behind the front axle, producing 500bhp which is channelled through the rear wheels via a gearbox mounted ahead of the rear axle. Peugeot has fitted double wishbone suspension front and rear, and each corner has 18in alloys, kitted out with 275/40 Michelins on the front and 345/35s on the rear. Twin pipes protrude from the carbonfibre shell behind each of the front wheels, while the huge one-piece glass windscreen and roof makes for a light and airy cabin.

The plush, curvaceous interior is trimmed with brown leather and grey alcantara, and wood inlays adorn the steering wheel and gearlever. The digital instrument panel is laid out in traditional analogue style with a circular speedo and rev counter, and the touch-screen centre console houses sat-nav and an MP3 player.

The wheelbase measures 2.5 metres, and despite its long bonnet the 907 is shorter than Peugeot’s exec barge, the 607. Don’t expect to see anything like the 907 in production though; it’s purely an attention-seeker at the French company’s home motor show.

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