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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The 80s concept was brought back by Peugeot.

Have you ever heard of the Peugeot Proxima Concept? This concept car was introduced by Peugeot at the Paris Motor Show 1986. This car is packed with a wide range of electronic features plus a body made from carbon fiber, while the cockpit is bright red and blue covered by a polycarbonate roof. The 27-year-old concept car was brought back by Peugeot to the Goodwood Festival 2013.
1986 Peugeot Proxima Concept at the Goodwood Festival 2013. (Picture from: http://www.allsportauto.com/)
Developed to showcase some of the technology used in the Group-B World Rally Championship winner, Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 also known as a Peugeot's legend tremendous car and the engine-used as like it so the Proxima concept is powered by a 2.8-liter V6 engine that produces 600 hp (442 kW) and 608 Nm of max torque thanks to a turbo and two water-liquid intercoolers attached to it. Impressive isn't it?
Front view of 1986 Peugeot Proxima Concept. (Picture from: http://www.allsportauto.com/)
Proxima is a non-permanent 4-wheels drive vehicle if a risk of skidding is detected, the power is transferred to the front axle by the closing of a second multi-disk clutch, moved by an electronic module. The braking systems feature ventilated carbon discs and ABS, and the suspensions are made up of front and rear dual A-arms, derived from the successful simulation analysis used to create the 205 GTI and 205 Turbo 16 models.
Left side view of the 1986 Peugeot Proxima Concept. (Picture from: http://www.boldride.com/)
As reported by Autoevolution on July 15, 2013, other outstanding features of the '80s, including the multi-point sequential injection, automatic actuators, electronic module-operated multi-disc clutch, ventilated carbon disc brakes with ABS, and electronic key-card, and the interior ventilation system, powered by solar energy thanks to photovoltaic cells located above the rear engine cover panel.
Interior view of the 1986 Peugeot Proxima Concept. (Picture from: http://twincam-serendipity.blogspot.com/)
Under the large polycarbonate roof, split into two halves, Proxima reveals a strong-colored cockpit, capable of transporting 4 passengers (2+2 configuration), who enter the vehicle by opening the roof halves (the rear half can slide back to the rear end) and stepping over the vehicle sides, since no traditional doors are available. 
The four seats are positioned inside a surrounding volume made of a unique element. Traditional materials, such as the handcrafted leather, live together wîth innovative solutions, like the satellite navigation system and a visualization device made of 5 external cameras and software capable of integrating the different views into a unique image of the environment surrounding the vehicle.
Rear right side view of the 1986 Peugeot Proxima Concept. (Picture from: http://twincam-serendipity.blogspot.com/)
Such systems are still under research and development, such as in modern concept cars like the Nissan Pivo. *** [EKA 23082013 | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PEUGEOT | CONCEPTCARZ | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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