The Peugeot 20Cup Concept Car was created in 2005. The following data is from the Peugeot Press Release:
Expressing Peugeot’s new alignment with sport, the 20Cup is an innovative concept, both « fun » and dynamic: suggesting an elegant synthesis between two worlds – that of the motor car by its front aspect and that of the motorcycle by its single rear wheel. This sporty, three-wheel roadster, shown in two examples, differentiated only by colour, promises real driving pleasure through the strong sensations it evokes.
Confirming its presence in high-level motor sport, Peugeot recently announced its new commitment to competition via the LMES Championship*.
The 20Cup, in a more conventional form but drawing much of its inspiration from the Frankfurt concept car, will give Peugeot the basis for the development of a presence on the racing circuit.
Prefiguring the stylistic characteristics of a future model through its front aspect, the 20Cup announces a Peugeot style that is even more incisive and feline.
Radical by dint of its low ride height and engineering solutions taken from the world of motor sport, this concept car is built around a one-piece carbon chassis incorporating a separate two-seater cockpit located at road level.
The very low assembly and front transverse power train are designed to load the front axle and lower the centre of gravity as much as possible.
The single-arm rear axle, virtually load-free, is used only to steer this vehicle, which weighs less than 500 kg and is centred on the front axle for extremely efficient road holding.
Built aerodynamically, the 20Cup presents a generous front-mounted air intake, with air evacuated laterally ahead of the front wheels. On the lower body sides, profiles serve as an aerodynamic diffuser to promote maximum bearing on the front axle.