Peugeot set to woo at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Peugeot is promising a series of exciting attractions at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, including the chance to see several concept cars and take a ride on the ‘Peugeot Gravity Drop’ ride.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is famous for giving manufacturers a platform to express themselves with new ideas and methods of raising brand awareness.

Peugeot will be offering its own interpretation of this year’s Goodwood theme – which is ‘Addicted to Winning – The Unbeatable Champions of Motor Sport’ – by using its own ‘Motion & Emotion’ brand signature.

The Concepts

This year at the Peugeot stand, the French manufacturer will be housing many different concept cars that have recently travelled around the world to make their debuts.

These models include the Exalt, which has just made its debut at the Beijing Motor Show, the 308 R, a sporty interpretation of the 308 ‘European Car of the Year’ 2014 model, and the 208 HYbrid FE Concept.

All of these models offer their own impressive assets. The Exalt Concept Car has a futuristic design that features a two-tone paint job with a Shark Skin textile, which makes the car more aerodynamic by improving drag coefficient.

The Exalt comes fitted with a 1.6-litre petrol engine – taken from the RCZ R model – that produces a combined power output of 340bhp vehicle. The 308 R concept on show features the same 1.6-litre powertrain taken from the RCZ R and also features a similar two-tone exterior.

The ultra-frugal 208 HYbrid FE Concept houses an impressively low-emitting hybrid powertrain that emits just 46g/km and returns an average of around 112mpg.

Peugeot Gravity Drop

Giving its riders a panoramic view of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Peugeot Gravity Drop ride is a drop ride that travels 40 feet into the air and plunges down towards ground level.

Sebastien Loeb and the great hill climb

Becoming a renowned feature of the Goodwood Festival, the hill climb will again be a big feature at this year’s event. This year will see nine time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb take on the climb.

Attendees of the Goodwood Festival will get to see Loeb attempt to beat the 41.6 second hill climb record – set by Nick Heidfeld back in 1999 – while driving the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak car up the 1.16-mile hill climb course.

The Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak car is a rather eye-watering model that produces an impressive power output of 875bhp.