No winter break is planned at Peugeot Sport where the off-season period will above all be devoted to development work on the 207 S2000.
Despite the break in the competitive calendar, work is ongoing at Peugeot Sport to improve the performance of its cars and meet the demand of its customers. A number of engine and chassis evolutions are in the process of being introduced and are due to be tested shortly. The 207’s wider dimension has also necessitated small changes to the car’s exterior styling.
“The 207 S2000 will be widened by 20mm,” notes Bertrand Vallat, manager of the 207 S2000’s design and development. ”That will enable us to comply with the regulations, while at the same time bringing a performance gain to the existing version on both asphalt and gravel.”
The performance gain concerns the car’s handling and efficiency. “The most notable gain will be its cornering stability, especially through faster corners on asphalt,” continues Bertrand Vallat. “We have also profited from the changes to introduce some minor bodywork modifications which will help brake cooling. Air flow round the wheel arches has been optimised, too.”
Since its launch in 2007, the 207 Super 2000 has claimed a long list of wins and titles at national and international level and it still has a competitive career ahead of it. The 100th car is due to rollout of Peugeot Sport’s workshops in a few weeks’ time.
– Credit: Peugeot South Africa.