Peugeot 307 WRC race car
|Peugeot 307 WRC technical details|
|Production||2004 to 2005|
|Body and chassis|
|Engine and Powertrain|
|Engine Type||4 cylinder turbocharger|
|Engine size||2.0 liters|
|Engine power||224 kW (300 hp) at 5250 rpm|
|Transmission||Hewland 5 Speed Sequential|
|Drive||all wheel drive|
|steering||Rack drive, power assisted|
|Brakes||ventilated front discs, solid rear|
|Fuel||Magnetti Marelli fuel injection|
|Weights and Dimensions|
|Curb weight||1230 kg|
The Peugeot 307 WRC was built in 2004 and used in the World Rally Championship . Marcus Grönholm scored a total of three wins by car. After the 2005 season, Peugeot retired with the 307 WRC, but the 307 WRC was still used in the 2006 season by the private team Bozian Racing . The car with this extraordinary look was called "The Flying Frog" or "The Whale"
The Peugeot 307 WRC, on the basis of the 307 CC, replace the successful 206 WRC from the 2004 season in the World Rally Championship .
The vehicle was plagued by transmission problems and only towards the end of the support of Peugeot came the 307 in the WRC in competition. The double world champion Marcus Grönholm took first place with the Peugeot at the Neste Rally Finland , in the years 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 drove the Peugeot for Bozian Racing . The vehicle was made by Manfred Stohl and Henning Solberg drove and got hold Stohl the 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 led to the death of Co-Pilot Park. On the 15th leg of the Wales Rally GB , MARTIN lost control of his 307 WRC and collided with a tree that immediately killed Park. This was the first death in a WRC event since 1993.