2002 Peugeot 206 WRC


2002 Peugeot 206 WRC

2002 Peugeot 206 WRC

As was the case in 2000, when it finished the year strongly to clinch both the Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ titles, Peugeot Sport concluded the 2001 season in magnificent style. A one-two finish in the final round in Great Britain saw it retain the Manufacturers’ crown. Of the 2001 calendar’s fourteen rounds, Peugeot collected four one-two finishes while its drivers claimed six wins, a success rate significantly superior to that of its opponents.

Deciding to focus on thier 2002 WRC efforts, Peugeot withdrew thier British Touring Car support. Also aiding the WRC support is the addition of Richard Burns for 2002. He was a successfull Subaru driver which took the 2001 Drivers’ Championship.

After 8 rounds of the 2002 WRC season, Peugeot seem ready to repeat thier previous Manfucturers’ Championship. They stand 14 points above any other team with Marcus Gronholm leading the Drivers’ Championship.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Aluminum Inline-4
position XU9J4 Inline-4
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 1997 cc / 121.9 in³
bore 85 mm / 3.35 in
stroke 88 mm / 3.46 in
power 223.7 kw / 300 bhp @ 5300 rpm
specific output 150.23 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 243.9 bhp per tonne
torque 535 nm / 394.6 ft lbs
front brakes Vented Discs w/6-Pot Calipers
f brake size x 355 mm / x 14.0 in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/6-Pot Calipers
r brake size x 300 mm / x 11.8 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18.0 x 8.0 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18.0 x 8.0 in
steering Rack & PInion w/Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Type
r suspension MacPherson Type
curb weight 1230 kg / 2712 lbs
wheelbase 2468 mm / 97.2 in
length 4005 mm / 157.7 in
width 1770 mm / 69.7 in
height 1370 mm / 53.9 in
transmission X-Trac 6-Speed Sequential
gear ratios :1