Peugeot 307 WRC
Freddy Loix in the Peugeot 307 WRC
|Class :||race car|
|Body versions :||Coupe|
|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".
|location||Transversely installed front engine (Otto)|
|Number of valves per cylinder||4th|
|Mixture formation||Magnetti-Marelli manifold injection|
|Max. power||224 kW at 5250 rpm|
|Max. Torque||580 Nm at 3500 rpm|
|drive||all wheel drive|
|transmission||Hewland five-speed sequential transmission|
|body||Sheet steel, self-supporting|
|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|
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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