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Developed from Peugeot's '20 Cup' concept and created for a one-make racing series A track-only car powered by a mid-mounted version of the roadgoing 207 GTI's turbocharged 1.6-litre engine (175hp/177lb ft of torque) With an original cost of €42,000, 207 Spiders saw action at tracks including Monza, Spa, Silverstone and the Nurburgring The Spider weighed in at just 720kg and utilises a Sadev 6-speed, dog-ring sequential gearbox Car #18 of 50, unused, 1 of 2 in the UK, has been a Peugeot dealership centre-piece since they collected it from the factory When you think of fast Peugeots there are plenty that spring to mind; the 106 Rallye, 205 GTI and RCZ R to name but a few. The French marque has also had more than its fair share of sporting success too, from the Le Mans winning 905 Evo, to the record-breaking 208 T16 Pike's Peak, via the Dakar conquering 3008 DKR Maxi. Ranking among its less familiar, though equally cool, creations is this: the Peugeot 207 THP Spider. Developed from the brand's bonkers '20Cup' concept and created for a one-make racing series which supported several rounds of the 2007 LMS - as well as a round of the WTCC - the 207 Spider saw action at tracks including Monza, Spa, Silverstone and the Nurburgring. Costing €42,000 at the time, this track-only car was powered by a mid-mounted version of the roadgoing 207 GTI's turbocharged 1.6-litre engine. It produced 175hp and 177lb ft of torque but, whilst in the road car it was encumbered by 1,250kg of heft, the Spider weighed in at a featherlight 720kg. It utilises a Sadev 6-speed dog-ring sequential gearbox with selection controlled by paddles on the steering wheel, making it a very agile and fast machine. The car presented here is chassis/car number '18' and was bought directly from the factory by a UK Peugeot dealership and is effectively 'brand new' being unused/unraced and utilised as a dealership centre-piece. It comes with the upgrade pack that the cars used in the 2nd season of racing and a datum sensor for laps (both unfitted). Thought to be one of only a few in the UK, the car might now require some recommissioning due to its inactivity but is complete and ready to use as a very effective track-day or hill-climb car. An interesting talking point being a factory-built race car with links to Le Mans.