Peugeot OXIA Concept 1988
The Peugeot OXIA is a running concept car representing a high performance sports car capable of a top speed near 300 kph.
It is a show car exhibited at 1988 Paris Motor Show to enhance the sporting image of Peugeot brand and its successes in motorsport.
The OXIA is propelled by a transverse version of the V6 PRV 2.849 cc with two Garret T3 turbo-compressors. The engine produces 680 cv (550 kW) at 8200 rpm. The engine and transmission are placed behind the cabin and in front of the rear axle in a so called “Mid Engine” configuration..
There are four overhead camshafts and electronic engine control by Bosch Motronic. There are two electromagnetic injectors for each cylinder with only one operating at low rpm.
Power transmission is on all wheels with six speed gearbox and two limited slip differentials. The Peugeot OXIA also features four wheel steering.
The structure is made of extruded aluminium combined with honeycomb bonded panels. The aerodynamic body is made of carbon fiber and Kevlar composite. The rear spoiler is adjustable.
The styling was entirely developed by internal Peugeot Design Team, headed by Gerard Walter also recognized for his personal involvement at WM endurance racing cars entered at 24 Hours of Le Mans.
General dimensions of the Peugeot OXIA: Length 461 cm, width 202 cm, height 113 cm.
The name OXIA represents a spot on Mars planet called Oxia Palus longitude 0 and latitude 0 that is the possible reference for Martian time.
18 photovoltaic cells at the base of the windscreen allow feeding the air conditioning when the car is parked.
The OXIA was demonstrated in full operation at Peugeot Proving Ground of Sochaux.
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