The French company, part of the PSA Peugeot Citroen group, the second largest automaker in Europe, has decided to entice us with a mysterious teaser video that previews the apparition of a new concept car.
Details at the moment are so few and limited that even the company says the upcoming design study is a “mystery concept car”. The very short video depicts what designers usually use in the beginning of the stylistic process – namely drawing sketches and Gilles Vidal, the styling chief at Peugeot explains the new vehicle “blends the codes of the GT, the supercar and prototype sports car.” The company said the car is coming soon, but no official launch date has been scheduled so far. Peugeot has a long history of delivering gorgeous looking prototypes that afterwards unfortunately don’t reach the production lines.
Their latest concept is called the 308 R Hybrid and after being previewed online last week it made its official world debut during the Auto Shanghai 2015 motor show in China. Here’s hopes that this latest concept iteration might have the chance of reaching the PSA plants, with the dynamic powertrain being composed of 1.6 THP turbocharged petrol engine and two electric motors – the blend delivers a total combined output of 500 PS (368 kW) and 730 Nm (539 lb-ft): the internal combustion engine churns out 270 PS (199 kW) and each of the two electric motor sidekicks deliver 115 PS (85 kW). The performance figures are self-explanatory: 62 mph (100 km/h) is done in four seconds and the prototype tops out at an electronically-limited 155 mph (250 km/h).