Peugeot has a knack for creating some pretty cool concepts, and they were so excited about this one, that they couldn’t wait for the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October. There’s good reason for that.
Called the Peugeot E-Legend Concept, it boasts coupe like muscle car styling, an impressive all-electric motor, and it’s a nod to the Peugeot 504 Coupe introduced 40 years ago. The best part is, you can drive it, or choose not to and have it drive itself.
Peugeot e-LEGEND concept is not just a technological manifesto. This is the vision of a brand, PEUGEOT, actively focused on an optimistic and ultra-desirable future. For Peugeot, autonomous and electric are synonymous with even stronger sensations. Boredom will never be part of our DNA.
We all love a good-looking throwback car, and the Peugeot E-Legend looks pretty darn cool. The touches of the badge on the sloping hood, black trim at the base of the roof pillar, and flowing fenders, are all taken from its predecessor, the 504 Coupe. It’s even got a similar dual headlight design and almost identical rear taillights (LED by the way).
The interior is a mix of new and old. There are old-school seats wrapped in blue velvet, and it creates a striking contrast to the rest of the cabin. The rest of the inside is pure technology in the form of a wraparound screen that can be used for entertainment, navigation, or driving information. The steering wheel retracts in autonomous mode, and the seat even slides back more to create a relaxed, almost living room feel. The interior has about 16 screens, and they’re neatly tucked into places like the door panels, sun visors, dashboard, and center console. Peugeot says that the E-Legend Concept has four driving modes; two manual and two autonomous. Their basically a standard or sport variety, and the controls adjust themselves and the screens show specific things according to the chosen modes.
The Peugeot E-Legend will utilize an electric motor that puts out about 450 hp and 800 Nm of torque which helps the coupe accelerate to an estimated 0-100 km/h time of 4 seconds, and a top speed of 220 km/h. It’ll also be all-wheel drive, and have an estimated range of 600 kilometers on a 100 kWh battery. It doesn’t just look cool; it offers some pretty good performance numbers, too.
While we all know that concept cars change drastically once a manufacturer decides to produce them, it would be pretty awesome for Peugeot to offer an all-electric sport coupe for the world to enjoy. Bonus points if it looks exactly like the pictures, but we’ll still settle for something as close as possible and as futuristic as production costs and budgets would allow.