The Peugeot SR1 is a hybrid concept convertible sports car developed by Peugeot unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.
The convertible Peugeot SR1 was unveiled to the public at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The SR1 features HYbrid4 technology, which would later be used in the 2011 Peugeot 3008, the world's first mass-production diesel-electric hybrid.
The SR1's front-mounted engine is a 1.6L (1,598 cc) turbocharged THP petrol inline-4 engine with a power rating of 215 hp (160 kW) and a torque rating (with overboost) of 221 ft·lb (300 N·m). At the rear of the vehicle sits a 94 hp (70 kW) electric motor that produces a maximum of 131 ft·lb (178 N·m) of torque. In electric-only mode, the SR1 becomes a ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle), while its combined cycle fuel consumption is only 4.9 liters per 100 kilometers (58 mpg‑imp; 48 mpg‑US) and 119 g/km of CO2. When the two powertrains operate simultaneously, the SR1 develops a potential maximum power of 308 hp (230 kW) and also benefits from an AWD drivetrain.
The SR1 comes with an electronically controlled six-speed transmission. Performance figures include 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, a standing kilometer (3,281 ft) in 23.2 seconds, and a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h).
The Peugeot SR1 was added in the Santa's Gift Update as a Research & Development-unlockable car. It is a high-end Class B car, with a starting rank of 1323 (shared with the Porsche Cayman GT4), a MAX rank of 1534, and a MAX+PRO rank of 1662. The car receives a Tuning Kit boost of +49. The SR1 mainly rivals the Rinspeed zaZen, Pagani Zonda R, and Mercedes-Benz Biome.
Similar to the DS Survolt, the Peugeot SR1 benefits from its AWD drivetrain and hybrid system by gaining access to superb acceleration and superb, long-lasting, high-power nitro (6/9/12). While not bad by any means, the SR1's top speed is low due to it being a nitro-focused car, and the handling is roughly on par with mid-tier Class B cars. The SR1 manages to perform well on short tracks due to its nitro and acceleration, but struggles on long tracks due to its lackluster top/total speed despite what its rank may otherwise suggest.
On the other hand, the SR1 shares a niche in Multiplayer with the ED Design Torq, owing to their rapid acceleration and superb nitro efficiency ratings of (6/9/12). The handling of the SR1 are also beneficial on technical tracks like Sector 8, Venice and Dubai. This comes at a price as the drifting capabilities of the SR1 also serve as a double-edged sword due to the car's low top speed and reliance on nitro, leaving it vulnerable to overtakes or knockdowns while drifting. In addition to its low top speed, the SR1 is unlikely to be able to beat other multiplayer favourites such as the Mercedes-Benz Biome, Shelby Cobra 427, Lamborghini Asterion, and Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS as those can match the SR1's speed at lower ranks. Care should also be taken not to upgrade the SR1 beyond 1590-1600+ as doing so may put the player with high end Class A/S cars that it cannot compete with.
Overall, while Peugeot SR1 can be useful to a certain degree in multiplayer, it still remains as little more than a collector's car.
The Peugeot SR1 costs 5,000 tokens to purchase during its limited offer. Considering its price and limited use, obtaining the car through its R&D event is still the preferred choice. Buying the car itself is not an ideal decision, considering that the SR1's R&D event is among the easiest events to complete. The SR1 costs 1,290,550 to fully max out.
Research & Development Edit
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