Took a trip to the local bay/boat launch as well as historic site with the Peugeot. Took some photos (56K beware!!!). »
Meet the new brain child of the engineers over at Peugeot Sport, the 308 Racing Cup. It comes with a 1.6l turbocharged engine developping, at least, 308hp. The turbo was sourced rom the recent 208 T16. It also weighs only 1000 kg (or 2200 lbs). And obviously it is FWD. Also the rear wing is actually up to par with… »
Since Kanata505 doesn’t seem to have all the time to post on Oppo, I’ll post our recent misadventures with the Five-Oh over the past week or maybe more. »
We’re back in Europe for this week’s Used Car Face Off with three Craigslist beauties that have fallen a bit since their apogee in the 80s and 90s...all are performance four seaters, with two based off of the Italian Type Four platform while the other is just weird...which is right for you? The options: »
It was 11 AM on a lovely Friday morning, 7th of August, resting from a week of planning, and I get a call from my Peugeot owner-to be, slash, friend. Here is the story of how we rescued a 505, from 1987, with the splendid PRV V6 also found in so many cars, including the famous DeLorean DMC-12, Volvo 960 and Renault 25.
1987 Peugeot 505 V6 fresh from the barn, with a $500 Mercury Cougar 5.0, and then an IS300 showed up. Shots taken a variety of exposures at ISO 100 with my Canon 20D, with a Sigma EX 70-200mm lens
RJ getting worked on today :)
Fresh oil and OEM Peugeot filter with brass crush ring, brake bleed/flush with DOT 3, wheels re-torqued to proper spec (wildly overtightened), headlight re-attached and zip-tied and connected so now it actually works, hazards switch cleaned up and repaired (it was stuck on and blew a fuse)… »
Sadly, we couldn’t have a Peugeot for yesterday because those of us in western Europe know that there isn’t a 408. »
Today’s Peugeot is of course the 308, which in a first for the company has been sold in two models, as they’ve decided not to keep changing the last digit each time and in any case they’ve already had a 309 (which was originally supposed to be the Talbot Florida). »
Have a tarted up 108. Now that I look at it, it’s the three door whereas they’re usually five doors which have the cheap feature of rear side windows which are hinged and don’t roll down.
So, I finally got a chance to go on vacation this week. I’m not a beach person, so I took the complete opposite route to most vacation goers: I went north.
“The Magic Weekend” lives up to its nickname, with amazing racing all weekend in five different classes. The most exciting part was by far the supercar final, but we also saw a few surprises elsewhere. Time for a short summary! »