litre, 4 cyl, turbo, natural gas
bhp @ 5600 rpm
kg / 2160 lbs
PGO Cevennes Turbo-CNG is a lightweight convertible sports car
powered by a natural-gas-fueled, turbocharged,
four cylinder engine.
PGO is a French automobile manufacturer which began life constructing
replica cars in the mid 1980's. By 2003 PGO had unveiled a production
version of their own design the Speedster II, which, like the
Cevennes Turbo-CNG, bears more than a passing resemblance to
the Porsche 356. The natural gas powered 2008 Cevennes Turbo-CNG
is a development of the Speedster II and original petrol powered
While the styling and rounded profile of the Cevennes Turbo-CNG
might be derived from a classic sports car, PGO have managed
to inject a modern and fresh character into the car which is
underlined by its unconventional and cleaner burning fuel source.
Power for the PGO Cevennes Turbo-CNG comes from a turbocharged,
1.6 litre four cylinder
engine which is modified to run on natural gas. Power output
for the engine stands at 150 bhp @ 5600 rpm and 155 lb-ft (210
Nm) of torque @ 2300 rpm. Equipped with a six-speed manual transmission
the PGO Cevennes Turbo-CNG is capable of hitting 130 mph and
reaching 60 mph in an impressive 6.5 seconds.
The German company BRA GmbH was responsible for the development
of the natural gas engine used in the PGO Cevennes Turbo-CNG.
The chassis of the PGO Cevennes Turbo-CNG consists of a steel
frame with built-in crumple zones. Over the frame sits the reinforced
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