Peugeot 307 WRC

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Freddy Loix in the Peugeot 307 WRC
Freddy Loix in the Peugeot 307 WRC
307 WRC
Production period: 2004-2005
Class : race car
Body versions : Coupe
Engines: Gasoline engine
2.0 liters
(224 kW)
Length: 4344 mm
Width: 1770 mm
Wheelbase : 2610 mm
Empty weight : 1230 kg

The Peugeot 307 WRC was built in 2004 and used in the World Rally Championship . Marcus Grönholm achieved a total of three victories with the car. After the 2005 season, Peugeot withdrew with the 307 WRC, but the 307 WRC was still used in the 2006 season by the privateer Bozian Racing team . The car with this extraordinary look was called "The Flying Frog" or "The Whale".

Technical specifications

2.0 liters
Production period 2004-2005
Motor data
location Transversely installed front engine (Otto)
cylinder 4th
Number of valves per cylinder 4th
Engine charging turbocharger
Mixture formation Magnetti-Marelli manifold injection
drilling 85.0 mm
Displacement 1997 cc
Max. power 224 kW at 5250 rpm
Max. Torque 580 Nm at 3500 rpm
Power transmission
drive all wheel drive
transmission Hewland five-speed sequential transmission
body Sheet steel, self-supporting
landing gear
suspension MacPherson struts , wishbones
steering power-assisted rack and pinion steering
Brakes internally ventilated disc brakes at the front, simple disc brakes at the rear


Based on the 307 CC, the Peugeot 307 WRC was to replace the successful 206 WRC in the 2004 World Rally Championship .

However, the vehicle was plagued by transmission problems and only towards the end of Peugeot's support did the 307 compete in the WRC. The double world champion Marcus Grönholm took first place with the Peugeot at the Neste Rally Finland in 2004 and 2005, as well as at the Rally Japan 2005. But at the end of 2005 the parent company PSA withdrew the two car brands Peugeot and Citroën from the WRC rallies. In the 2006 season the Peugeot drove for Bozian Racing . The vehicle was driven by Manfred Stohl and Henning Solberg and Stohl got fourth place in the drivers' standings.

But the 307 WRC will be remembered for the accident that befell WRC competitors Markko Märtin and Michael Park on September 18, 2005, which resulted in the death of co-pilot Park. On the 15th leg of the Wales Rally GB , Märtin lost control of his 307 WRC and collided with a tree, killing Park instantly. This was the first fatality in a WRC event since 1993.

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