One of the most innovative and advanced concept cars of recent years, Peugeot’s Fractal electric coupé has been causing a stir amongst industry observers – even before it makes its first public appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. Extraordinary looks and the manufacturer’s i-Cockpit® functionality result in a truly memorable driving experience. The Fractal’s many ground-breaking attributes give a glimpse as to the capabilities of Peugeot’s future models, such as 2016’s upcoming 3008 SUV.
At just 3.8 metres in length, the two-seater Fractal is shorter than a 208 supermini – and its geometric, sculpted look is enhanced further by huge 19” alloy wheels with skinny, low rolling-resistance tyres. The 204hp power generated by the twin electric motors, meanwhile, mean that the Fractal has more than enough pace to back up its futuristic looks. The 40kW/h lithium-ion battery also banishes concerns over longevity – the Fractal boasts a maximum range of up to 450km.
The most astonishing advances, however, can be found inside the cabin. The floor, side and door panels are covered in 3D-printed pyramidal blocks, which both effectively absorb all exterior noise and give the output of the 13-speaker “9.1.2” sound system impeccable clarity. Created by sound designer Amon Tobin and FOCAL, the leading French manufacturer of electro-acoustic sound systems, the system locates tactile bass units in the back of the seats, resulting in an even more immersive experience.
A fully digital instrument panel presents a high-definition heads-up holographic display, complete with a 45-degree polycarbonate strip that gives images a three-dimensional effect and allows drivers to customise how information is shown.
showcase of Peugeot’s latest technology, in the words of the brand CEO
Maxime Picat, “transforms the driving experience, making it more
instinctive, and amplifies driving sensations”. Keep returning to the
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