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    Fastest Pikes Peaks climb

    Incredible speed on those roads. angel

    875HP - 875kg Peugeot 208, with Sebastien Loeb driving. The sound of this car is just crazy. It's one thing to drive at the limit on a track, but this takes some serious balls.

    and from the spectator's perspective:

     


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    Too bad it's a Peugeot. About the same excitement as a Kia.

     


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    Was scarier before they paved it (used to be dirt on many sections)


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    Whoopsy:

    Too bad it's a Peugeot. About the same excitement as a Kia.

     

    Not quite the same Motorsport heritage...

    did kia win WRC or 24h lemans?


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    Jeannot:
    Whoopsy:

    Too bad it's a Peugeot. About the same excitement as a Kia.

     

    Not quite the same Motorsport heritage...

    did kia win WRC or 24h lemans?

     

    Good question! I don't know. Did Peugeot win it before? Can't be bothered with checking on a French car maker.

    It's just wrong to put Peugeot or any other French car maker in the same sentence as excitement. 

     


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    Peugeot won Le Mans in 1992, 1993 and 2009. Renault-Alpine won in 1978 and Matra won in 1972, 1973 and 1974.


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    964C2:

    Peugeot won Le Mans in 1992, 1993 and 2009. Renault-Alpine won in 1978 and Matra won in 1972, 1973 and 1974.

     

    Cool, so French car makers was actually capable of making something good! 

     


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    Whoopsy:

    Cool, so French car makers was actually capable of making something good! 

    Bugatti? Smiley


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    Between them, Citroën and Peugeot won all the world rally championships from 2000 to 2012 minus 2 Ford years.


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    964C2:

    Peugeot won Le Mans in 1992, 1993 and 2009. Renault-Alpine won in 1978 and Matra won in 1972, 1973 and 1974.

    Those Matras are maybe the best sounding cars of all time 

     


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    Grant:
    Whoopsy:

    Cool, so French car makers was actually capable of making something good! 

    Bugatti? Smiley

     

    German! 

    It's under VAG Smiley


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    DaveGordon:

    Between them, Citroën and Peugeot won all the world rally championships from 2000 to 2012 minus 2 Ford years.

     

    Yet the most famous rally cars are an Audi, a Subaru and a Mitsubishi. 

     


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    Whoopsy:
    Grant:
    Whoopsy:

    Cool, so French car makers was actually capable of making something good! 

    Bugatti? Smiley

     

    German! 

    It's under VAG Smiley

    Not this one Smiley

    bugatti 35.png


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    Been almost 20 years since Mitsu has won a WRC championship. You'd have to go back way further to find Audi.

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    JoeRockhead:

    Been almost 20 years since Mitsu has won a WRC championship. You'd have to go back way further to find Audi.

    WRC.png

     

    That's something!

    If one go ask a random people about rally cars, Audi Quattro would probably be named. Audi has been using the rally connection to advertise their Quattro system.

    A second car and third car that can be named would be the Mitsu EVO and Subaru Impreza. Everyone knows they do rally racing.

    The Lancia Delta would be a dark horse to be named as associated with rallying.

    But would someone actually drop a name from Peugeot or Citroen? 


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    Whoopsy:
     

    That's something!

    If one go ask a random people about rally cars, Audi Quattro would probably be named. Audi has been using the rally connection to advertise their Quattro system.

    A second car and third car that can be named would be the Mitsu EVO and Subaru Impreza. Everyone knows they do rally racing.

    The Lancia Delta would be a dark horse to be named as associated with rallying.

    But would someone actually drop a name from Peugeot or Citroen? 

    Maybe we're just old. Smiley


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    I understand that the street cars of the french brands does not attract much attention, but all 3 brands under the PSA umbrella have a very long history in European motorsports, not least Le Mans, Formula racing and Rally. If I remember right it was Peugeot who took the last 2 seasons of the Group B championship....from Audi back in the mid 80's (85/86 I believe). 

    In Le Mans Peugeot and now Porsche are the only ones who has been able to defeat Audi since 2000 (if we put a = between Audi and Bentley). 

    In European formula racing Renault is very big and have been a steady producer of cars from their 2.0 liter NA cars to the GP2 competitor called Formula 3.5 World Series, which until a few years back was the serie just below F1 in Europe. Since 2013 two champions ended in F1 (Carlos Sainz and Kevin Magnussen).

    On a lover level they have been very active in numerous one mark series of circuit racing (Renault 5 cup to the current Clio Cup etc for the other brands), but until the Renault RS01 came a few years ago, they never entered the GT market as the simply do not have a car for this segment.

    I am sure you can do some more good night reading, there is plenty of motorsport history from these guys in Europe wink

     


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    Whoopsy:
    964C2:

    Peugeot won Le Mans in 1992, 1993 and 2009. Renault-Alpine won in 1978 and Matra won in 1972, 1973 and 1974.

     

    Cool, so French car makers was actually capable of making something good! 

     

    Talbot Lago T26 , 1-2 at Le Mans in 1950. Made also some other amazing cars.


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    DaveGordon:

    Between them, Citroën and Peugeot won all the world rally championships from 2000 to 2012 minus 2 Ford years.

    Yeah and those cars were as close to their series production cars as a 918 is to a Boxster. Smiley Smiley 


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    Another way to do it:

     


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    JoeRockhead:

    Another way to do it:

     

    OMG


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    lol that selfie at the end 


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    Oh, I am doing the hill climb this year, feeling more excited running up the hill than actually racing door to door in Germany this year.

    smiley


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    Whoopsy:

    Oh, I am doing the hill climb this year, feeling more excited running up the hill than actually racing door to door in Germany this year.

    smiley

    in what?clubsport?


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    Yes, in the GT4 ClubSport.

    PCNA/PMNA have a ClubSport Trophy within the Time Attack category. Going to race against Justin Bell and Travis Pastrana in the same class.


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    I've still never driven that road (and fewer excuses now that it's paved the whole way) - sounds like a great time!


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    I would like to watch and cheer you on. When is it?


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    June 24th. 

    But basically the whole week beforehand I will be there preparing, hence I had to skip one race weekend in Europe, but easy choice, Pikes Peak > Red Bull Ring.


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    Wowww.....that is on my thing to do list in the car racing....tell us everything about it.....


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    IMHO Pikes Peak isn't was it has been since they made a one direction race track out of it with road surface like on a highway...

    When WR was going uphill it was really freaking crazy but today it's just a nice street


     
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