At the first look, there is nothing that links a mighty Porsche 911R to the old ...
At the first look, there is nothing that links a mighty Porsche 911R to the old French hatchback with some colorful stickers applied and the ethos behind the two vehicles is basically the same.
Everyone remembers and praises a Peugeot 205 GTI for being perhaps a most enjoyable hot hatch that ever existed and the lightweight Rallye version was even better to drive.
Tipping the scales at 1,741lbs, the Peugeot 205 Rallye is one epic performance model, and even if it has just 105 horsepower from its tiny 1.3-liter four-cylinder.
A naturally aspirated engine, paired to the manual gearbox, fitted to the lightweight body that has the proper suspension: sounds like a same recipe Porsche used for the 911R, doesn’t it?
Yes, obviously having 500 horsepower under your right foot and the lot more car does make you feel the little silly for making this comparison and the philosophy is there, proving that there are vehicles out there that offered that level of excitement without breaking a bank, as well as the ones that do.
But there is the certain magic on driving slow vehicles fast; they are more accessible, and leaving you using them as hard as you can without reaching the stupidly dangerous speeds.
Chris Harris takes his personal Peugeot 205 Rallye and compares it to the best manual Porsche 911 of recent years in his latest clip.
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