A day after the Peugeot Fractal leaked on the internet, the French car maker has official released photos and details of the Frankfurt motor show-bound concept car.
At just 3.81 metres long and 1.77 metres wide, the four-seat concept is a very compact beast. The Fractal features a removable roof, but with no storage space on-board, converting the concept car from a hatch to a cabriolet and back again requires physical effort, as well as some off-site storage space.
The drivetrain consists of 75kW electric motors for both the front and rear axles. In total they generate a total of 150kW of power, and in concert with the car’s 40kWh lithium-ion battery pack are able to drive the car for up to 450 kilometres on a single charge.
At speeds below the 100km/h, the rear motor is responsible for a majority of the work, but at higher speeds the front motor gradually takes over.
With weight said to be just 1000 kilograms, the Fractal is said to be able to do the 0-100km/h dash in 6.8 seconds, and complete the standing kilometre in 28.8 seconds.
Depending on whether the Fractal is on the highway or in the city, ground clearance can varied between 70 and 110mm. The Fractal rides on 19-inch alloy wheels fitted with tyres, dubbed Tall&Narrow, which feature a narrow tread pattern and are reportedly tuned to minimise aerodynamic noise.
According to Peugeot, 80 percent of the Fractal’s interior trim is produced via 3D printing. The cabin also incorporates a 1600W Focal audio system with a unique 12-speaker arrangement.
Dubbed 9.1.2, sound system features nine regular speakers, one subwoofer, and two tactile bass units by SubPac that are built into fabric of the rear seats.
Ahead of the driver there’s 12.3-inch high-res instrumentation display, as well as a holographic strip with basic info at around eye level. Most of the car’s functions can be controlled by the 7.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen in the centre tunnel.
Away from the car, the owner can keep a track of the vehicle’s charge status, location and interior temperature via an app on the supplied Samsung Gear S smartwatch.