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Old 10-21-2009, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Peugeot 207 Economique

Found this today:
Peugeot 207 Economique.



Yet another model with a greener version, right?
Quote:
To ensure all the engine’s power is used to propel the car forward, Peugeot’s engineers have spent a lot of their time improving the aerodynamics of the 207. As a result of their work, the 207 Economique has an exceptional drag coefficient of only 0.274, compared to the standard 207 HDi 90 hatchback of 0.30.

This has been achieved by:

Lowering the ride height by 5 mm
The fitment of a special flexible lower bumper trim and deeper side extensions
Optimisation of the vehicle’s air intakes
The addition of an under-tray covering either side of the exhaust system and the fuel tank
The fitment of special aerodynamic wheel trims
The introduction of a two-part rear spoiler with side extensions which wrap around the rear windscreen
To reduce the rolling resistance, Michelin 15” 185/65R15 VLRR (Very low rolling resistance) tires are fitted.
What's new in this car is rear spoiler, which isn't the usual stick-out-in-the-airstream wing, but Kammback flavoured roof and side extension.



This isn't something you see on production cars. Too bad it doesn't come standard on other versions of this model. Also, the rear wheelwells look mighty tall to me, there should be miniskirts covering the top of the tire.

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