Peugeot e-Legend Concept Takes A Swing At “Unboring The Future”

While mainstream sports coupes are practically a non-entity in the market right now, due to lack of customer demand, they do make n appearance as concepts in auto shows.

Case at hand: Peugeot’s e-Legend that is one of the highlights of the carmaker’s Paris show stand.

It’s nothing more than a concept for now, and will probably remain one given that new car buyers tend to flock to crossovers and SUVs, but that doesn’t make it any less interesting.

Inspired by the 504, the e-Legend features double headlights at the front flanked by a classic-looking, and quite narrow, grille, muscular lines running across its length, and some sharp creases that create a rather futuristic effect.

Things look unique at the back, too, with triple taillights stacked almost vertically and the manufacturer’s name written in between. If you noticed that it has no exhaust pipes, that’s because it uses a brawny electric powertrain that produces a total output of 463 PS (456 hp / 340 kW) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque.

The electric motors allow it to sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 4 seconds, and max out at 220 km/h (137 mph). At the same time, the 100 kWh battery gives it a very impressive range of 600 km (373 mi).

In all likelihood, it will remain just a concept, but we might see some of its styling cues, and maybe its electric powertrain, too, in future production Peugeots.

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Photo Credits: Stefan Baldauf / Guido ten Brink for Carscoops and NP

  • Six_Tymes

    Peugeot for the past 15 or so years, certainly has some of the best designers around. this is so cool, it makes me hopeful for a drive able future

    • Peugeot owes a lot to Tavares.
      Before him it was Sodom and Gomorra.

  • Blinka Bot

    I love it.
    It have Bumpers !

  • TheBelltower

    Damn that’s sexy! For the A-pillar to be that svelte for production, it’ll have to be made of solid titanium. And wouldn’t it be “Unboringing the Future” ?

    • Matteo Tommasi

      They did it with the Picasso (and Fiat with the 500L) so why not the double pillar?

      • TheBelltower

        Hope they keep it just like this!

    • TheHake

      There’s a solution for this… Just make the rest of the pillar black and on the inside with only this thin strip painten and visible from outside. I think that is what they did.

  • Sybill Julian

    remember nissan retro modern concept?

  • https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/72280743950caac2e0bb023ab141c653b4cef87e3d17d398a08241fe189f566b.jpg

    I will stop not breathing until Peugeot makes a tribute to the 505 break.

  • I really wish more electric car has this kind of styling.

  • MarketAndChurch

    one of the best designs in a long time

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