Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Group B Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Rally De Monte Carlo

Undoubtedly, the emergence of Peugeot 205 T16 represented a new generation of Group B cars which could eat the old generation (headed by Audi Quattro Sport) for breakfast. While Quattro Sport was still front-engined, with a heavy monocoque chassis, Peugeot redefined the rules as mid-engined, space frame chassis and at least 100 lb lighter.
The 1.8-litre 16 valves turbocharged four generated up to 440 hp in race form but only 195 hp in road trim - in fact, unlike Audi and Ford, Peugeot (as well as Lancia S4) had no intention to fulfill the customers' expectation. All it wanted was to win the WRC and spend as little to the road car development as possible.
(excerpts from autozine.com)



This Peugeot 205 driven by Timo Salonen with co driver Seppo Harjanne took 2nd place overall in the 1986 Rally De Monte Carlo with a total time of 10:15.28 and was only 00:4.04 behind the winner Henri Tiovonen and Sergio Cresto in the Lancia Delta S4 Team Martini. The race distance was 3984 km including 867 km over 36 special stages which was on asphalt occasionally covered with snow and ice.

Diecast in 1:18 scale by Solido












17 comments:

interdomin said...

Fantastic photos! High quality.

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Interdomin! :-)

José António said...

This 1/20 models are fantástic. Great details!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Jose! :-)

ricardo said...

nice car, nice model, excellent photos!!!! congratz!!!!

danielh said...

amazing details from solido!

nice pictures!

Marcjan Minipassion - 1:43 said...

In first look i was thiking that is another SunStar in Your collection. I've never suppose that Solido can be detailed on this level. Nice catch Mike!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thank you Ricardo, Daniel and Marcjan!! :-)

MERVIN DIECAST said...

love the background and really a great shots jdmike.....

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Mervin! :-)

BRIAN VESPA said...

nice car as always Mike!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Brian! :-)

komenda said...

french hot hatch, great photos!!!!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Erwin! :-)

Rogerio said...

What can I say??? Awesome!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thank you very much Rogerio!

Kin said...

Hi JD,

I'm speechless & amaze by your Peugeot 205 turbo photos.

Great work.

Thanks,
Kin.