Secret of 206 WRC's success ...

Discussion in '2002 Peugeot 206 WRC' started by SlideRules, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. is the superior wheelbase (shorter than competitorz, making the 206 WRC much more agile) and its small dimensions!

    Cuz Wrc-drifteing in the twisty bits, a smaller car is always much quicker than the bigger, lardier (4-door based) rides of other manufacturerz!
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    Also the bridges driven by a computer , the 3 disks clutch and the pilots !<!-- Signature -->
     
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    thanks you guys for not being asses and saying that they cheated or using an unfair advantage, hey, their car may not beat others but in its class, admitt it everyone, you would soooo take this car
     
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    It's actually just the drivers that have made it a success. Let's not forget who won last years championship in one of those fat 4 door cars. Burns in the SUBARU WRC car biyotch!
     
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    There more to it than that, e.g. Driver/Co-Driver and it is very good on dirt at the mo.
     
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    I think peugeot isn't fair!
    If you look at the classes:

    307 206
    Focus Fiesta
    Impreza Justy
    Lancer ???
    Xsara Saxo
    etc.

    Actualy it should be a 307 WRC istead of a 206 WRC.
    And sinds peugeot racing was caught with ilegal stuff like to light flyweels, etc. the performans of the car has gone down hard!

    Sow sorry peugeot-fans but peugeot is't acual the best!
     
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    Only once the engine wheel was too light of 0.03kg (30 grams).That does nothing in performance.

    How should it be the 307 instead of the 206 when the 307 did not exist in 2000 when Peugeot made their full rally come back ????????

    The rules require a mimimum length , the 206 WRC matches this length.

    Period.
     
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    yeah, that really sucked.... Burns could have used those 10 points. oh well.
     
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    What's unfair about that? You choose the best car that you can come up with under the restrictions. Peugeot has chosen the 206...I believe they should keep using the 20x series.

    btw, in just a few days, at the Paris car show, Peugeot will reveal the 206RC, which is the "GTi version" of the WRC. It has a 2.0L 180bhp engine. 0-62mph in 7.1 secs.
     
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    Peugeot 206 WRC owns only because their finnish drivers ;D
     
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    I have seen it there, nothing impressive.(206 RC)

    The 7.1s for 0-62 is BS, it will be in the 7.3-7.5s like the clio Sport 172.
     
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    You also have to give credit to the rest of the team, such as the engineers and maintenance. they originally wanted the larger 307 but big P wanted to endorse the 206, and they said it was either 206 or no rally at all. It seemed like it paid off well in the end
     
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    and to meet than minimum length pug had to stretch the car by adding that big front bumper and having the reaer wing hanging back like it does.

    you may have noticed a limited edition road 206 with this bumper.

    and to the one who said burns won with a four door, no he didnt he won it in the last generation of old scoobys (2 door coupe) 22b style
     
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    Actually, the biggest advantage is the torque - 500lb/ft in comparison to 350-450lb/ft torque from the other manufacturers, that's quite a difference, and torque is more important in rallying than hp is. If you watch closely though, the Impreza is actually a bit more nimble than the 206 (This year's Rallye GB was a perfect example).

    Oh, and to the guy that said that it meets the Length requirements. It actually did not meet those requirements, thus they added the huge spoiler which pushes it to just long enough. Resulting in the smaller wheelbase.

    Don't get me wrong, the 206WRC kicks ass, but I do think the Impreza has slightly more potential even if it does not have as much torque. Citroen will likely give Pug. a run for their money next season, Mitsu. needs to get their act together, and Ford...well ford had to lower Nicky Grist right to the floor so that he could not see anything other than pace notes and the dash, just to lower the center of gravity in the focus......<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>.
     
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    no matter what the subaru wrx impreza is da best rally car
     
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    "Oh, and to the guy that said that it meets the Length requirements. It actually did not meet those requirements, thus they added the huge spoiler which pushes it to just long enough. Resulting in the smaller wheelbase"

    um isnt that pretty much what i said?
     
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    yes, but you posted it while I was typing, your post wasn't there before I started typing mine. After I posted I realized that but decided to leave it.
     

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