A Bipper Beep Beep… now there’s a name to be proud of
Yes, indeed. We thought Citroen’s Nemo was a bit of a joke name, but the Beep Beep takes the silly name game on to the next level. Unveiled at the Bologna Motor Show today, the Beep Beep is a thinly disguised concept of Peugeot’s van-based people carrier that will arrive in Europe early next year. It’s been given a motorsport makeover to link it with Peugeot’s triumphant diesel-powered 908HDi FAP racecar that was the overall winner of this year’s Le Mans Series.
Unlike Citroen with its Nemo, Peugeot UK has given the production version of the Beep Beep the red light, claiming that its 207 SW and Partner Combi plug the gap in the market for small people carriers.
So it’s the lucky Europeans that will be going Beep Beep, then?
Yes. In Europe the production Beep Beep will come with the choice of 70bhp 1.4-litre petrol or diesel power, hooked up to a five-speed electronically controlled manual gearbox.
Sadly, motorsport mad buyers won’t be able to opt for the concept car’s red, white and blue paintjob, masssive 313mm brake discs, 18in alloys and gold-tinted windows. Pity – it’s a dead ringer for the 700bhp V12 biturbo racecar…