Sebastian Loeb's New Citroen wtcC car!!

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Sebastian Loeb's New Citroen wtcC car!!

Post by Timmo » 24 Jul 2013, 19:44

Very liking this! Be great to see the car up there with the Germans!!!
http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Searc ... -revealed/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Sebastian Loeb's New Citroen wtcC car!!

Post by bxzx16v » 25 Jul 2013, 05:27

That's a beauty 8-) .

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Re: Sebastian Loeb's New Citroen wtcC car!!

Post by CitroJim » 25 Jul 2013, 05:43

Looks like a tortoise on wheels :twisted:

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Re: Sebastian Loeb's New Citroen wtcC car!!

Post by citronut » 25 Jul 2013, 08:31

not much underbelly clearance for a rally car :o ,
i know i know they spend most of the rally off the ground/low flying anyway so should be ok :yikes: :dom:

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Post by Northern_Mike » 25 Jul 2013, 12:17

citronut wrote:not much underbelly clearance for a rally car :o ,
i know i know they spend most of the rally off the ground/low flying anyway so should be ok :yikes: :dom:
It's for Touring Car racing Malcolm. Seb Loeb's got bored with annihilating everyone on the gravel, so Citroen are going to the World Touring Car Championship with him next year. He's a damned good race driver too. I expect him to do very well.

The car looks fantastic.

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Post by Northern_Mike » 25 Jul 2013, 12:22

As an aside, I'd urge anyone with an interest in cars or driving to marvel at Loeb's speed and commitment on his record-breaking Pikes Peak run in his specially built Peugeot 208..

875BHP. 875kg.

http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/s ... eak-record" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Computer simulation said a 100% perfect run would be 8mins 15 sec.

Loeb went faster.

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Sebastian Loeb's New Citroen wtcC car!!

Post by addo » 25 Jul 2013, 13:57

I prefer the "rawness" of the old 405T16, but all credit to Loeb for a job superbly done.

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Re: Sebastian Loeb's New Citroen wtcC car!!

Post by Timmo » 25 Jul 2013, 14:09

The fact he took best part of 50 seconds from rhys millen (an american) who's driven the road 19 years on the trot And the he (millen) broke his previous record by 10 seconds in a leman car makes it all the better!
The record time will stand till next year, when loeb smashes it again! ;-)
Infairness though, the only resemblance to the 208 that car has is the shell that covers the space frame! The rest is Pure animal mechanics! 750bhp iirc!

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Post by Northern_Mike » 25 Jul 2013, 14:56

Timmo wrote:The fact he took best part of 50 seconds from rhys millen (an american) who's driven the road 19 years on the trot And the he (millen) broke his previous record by 10 seconds in a leman car makes it all the better!
The record time will stand till next year, when loeb smashes it again! ;-)
Infairness though, the only resemblance to the 208 that car has is the shell that covers the space frame! The rest is Pure animal mechanics! 750bhp iirc!
The 405 T16 bore about as much resemblance to a real 405 as the Loeb's 208 does to a roadgoing one. Loeb's is 875bhp - he asked for 1bhp per kilo of weight, and Peugeot gave it to him.

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Post by Northern_Mike » 25 Jul 2013, 15:02

addo wrote:I prefer the "rawness" of the old 405T16, but all credit to Loeb for a job superbly done.
I'm on the fence with that one. I'm not sure. Ari's run was impressive of course, but the speeds are so much higher on Loeb's run. Peugeot believe that car would have done a similar time on gravel, and I see no reason to doubt it.

My favourite bit is at 6:55 (on the Youtube clock, 6:13 on the timer clock) when you hear it bouncing off the rev limiter in top gear. 240km/h apparently, with that drop. That's braver/more stupid than Ari's run..