|Peugeot 206 Rally Car '99|
The Peugeot 206 rally car with Esso branding in the NTSC-J, PAL and NTSC-K (Korean) versions of Gran Turismo 4
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 2|
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo Concept
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Engine||WR-spec EW10 J4|
|Max Power||460 BHP (GT2)|
299 BHP (GT3-GT6)
|Performance Points||482 PP|
|Max Torque||428.2 lb-ft (GT2)|
394.9 lb-ft (GT3-GT6)
|Weight||1,230 kilograms (2,700 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||2.67 kg (5.9 lb) per horsepower (GT2)|
4.11 kg (9.1 lb) per horsepower (GT3-GT6)
The car appears to be the #14 driven by Francois Delecour, who achieved a 16th place finish in the 1999 WRC season's Driver's Championship.
"The 206-based WR car that rewarded their return to the WRC, after a 12 year hiatus."
After a 12-year absence from the WRC, French automobile manufacturer Peugeot decided that it was high time for them to return the most popular form of off-road motorsports in the world. The company chose to race their compact 206 model...and made the WRC regulations work to their advantage.
The WRC rulebook at the time states that a vehicle must be at least 4 meters in length to be eligible, but the commercially-available 206 did not meet this requirement, so Peugeot sold a limited-edition 206GT, one with a longer bumper, to clear this hurdle.
The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 in the 206WRC racer produced 300 HP, biggest innovation with this machine was its gearbox. The engine compartment was too tight to accommodate a turbo and AWD, so the engineers cleverly placed the gearbox longitudinally behind a now transversely-mounted engine. These engineering complexities led to difficulties for the 206WRC in the early going, but also meant that the French car would have a performance advantage over its adversaries once the technical problems were ironed out. The car proved extremely quick because of its short wheelbase and excellent balance, due to the longitudinal gearbox, especially on the countless tight roads that many rallies were known for. In its first year, driver Marcus Grönholm and his 206WRC won five of the last seven races, winning the Driver's Championship, while Peugeot took the Manufacturer's title in 2000.
In Gran Turismo 2, the Peugeot 206 Rally Car '99 can be bought at the Peugeot Special Cars Dealership in West City for 500,000 Credits. In addition, this car is one of the rally cars that are available from the start in Arcade Mode.
This car can be bought at the Peugeot dealership for 350,000 Credits. It can also be won by completing the Rally of Alps event.
This car is available to the player in Arcade Mode from the beginning.
In Gran Turismo 4, the Peugeot 206 Rally Car '99 can be purchased for 750,000 Credits.
This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Peugeot 206 Rally Car '99 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 294,757 Credits. It is a Level 11 car.
In Gran Turismo 6, the Peugeot 206 Rally Car '99 can be purchased for 300,000 Credits. It has a simple interior.
- In Gran Turismo 2, the replay nameplate of this car is read as Peugeot 206 '99 Rally Car. This is quite unusual, because the car's production year is usually put at the end of the car's name, instead of being put in the middle.
- However, several other cars in the Japanese version of the game do have the non-standard formatting, some of which can be seen in GT2 rally ghosts.
- Texture files of this car in Gran Turismo PSP would contain the Esso logos used on the car in the PAL and NTSC-J versions of the various Gran Turismo games until Gran Turismo 4. They would also contain the logos of V-Rally, a competitor rally racing series made by Infogrames at the time of GT3's release (currently owned by bigben Interactive); the car appears to be based on 1999 Tour de Corse specification, as V-Rally was the title sponsor of that event.