Peugeot 206 WRC

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Peugeot 206 WRC

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:26 pm

Autoart Peugeot 206 WRC - 2001 Monte Carlo - Marcus Gonholm / Timo Rautiainen

Through the history of the world rallying, Peugeot had a couple of championship-winning cars. The first was the brutal Group B-spec Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 during the 1980s, another one was the Peugeot 206 WRC in the early 2000s. That was the model that captured three consecutive world manufacturers’ titles between 2000 and 2002 and added two more drivers’ titles for Marcus Gronholm in 2000 and 2002.
The Peugeot 206 WRC was one of the first-generation of World Rally Cars. The concept was introduced in 1997 and Ford Escort WRC, Subaru Impreza WRC and Toyota Corolla WRC were the first among the new generation of cars. Peugeot unveiled its model in 1999. It marked the return of the French manufacturer to the World Rally Championship for the first time after the Group B was outlawed in 1986.

Only the name (road legal 206) stayed the same, because there were no common parts between the production and rally car, apart from the light housings and door handles. The 206 WRC featured 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo engine with a power output of about 300bhp. Tha car was short (4005 mm) and compact, with a minimum weight of 1230 kgs.
This Autoart model depicts the car driven by Marcus Gronholm in the 2001 Monte Carlo rally , which failed to finish as the engine overheated on Stage 2 of the rally due to a water pump failure .

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Re: Peugeot 206 WRC

Post by dbonser » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:37 pm

Fantastic model. To me this is the peak of AUTOart models. After this came the sealed models and increasing prices. :(

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Re: Peugeot 206 WRC

Post by LUW » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:07 pm

I remember the "Bentley Wars", when Aa released the sealed Speed 8.
At least 15 collectors died in those riots.
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Re: Peugeot 206 WRC

Post by Tom » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:59 am

Fantastic model, love the amount of detail.

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Re: Peugeot 206 WRC

Post by Alfaholic » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:22 am

Fantastic model Gary. I'm a of fan of the 206 WRC, will there be more?
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