Peugeot 306 MAXi ’96 MONTE CARLO RALLY

The cars participating in the World Rally Championship (WRC), which is started in 1973, have changed in various ways depending on the regulation of the FIA. The Group B brought a great fever by its superfluity power and performance since 1983. One of the manufacturers that sent a powerful machine combined with turbocharger and four-wheel-drive system was the Peugeot, and the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 showed its performance completely in the championship battles. However, the FIA decided to change the Group B regulation into Group A with less performance from 1987. Peugeot once left the WRC stage. Since 1994, a class called the F2 Kit Car, which used 2WD, naturally aspirated 2 litre car, has been set up. The Peugeot 306 MAXI was developed accordingly and the Peugeot return to rally in 1995. Remodeling range was set widely compared to Group A. In order to be họmologated, manufacturers were required to produce 20 units with parts and kit per year on modify the base car. The tuning range of the engine was also widely recognized, and there is no need to equip the restrictor to limit the intake air. It was also possible to use driver-ăid systems such as traction control. The Peugeot had developed the F2 kit car based on the compact hatchback 306 car that has been on sale since 1993. While leaving the image of a commercial production car, the body armed with a large overhanging front and rear fender with wide tread. It was equipped with a 2-liter inline 4-cylinder on a lightweight body of 960 kg. The power was eventually tuned up to more than 300 horsepower, showing the speed that surpasses the 4WD turbo rally car. In părticular, The Peugeot 306 MAXI showed trémendous speed in tarmac rallies. ‘Its smart cornering and splendid acceleration performancé attracted many fans.
The Peugeot 306 MAXI appeared at the French National Championships in 1995. In 1996, the Peugeot 306 MAXI participated in the FIA 2-Litre World Rally Cup (W2L) held in Monte Carlo Rally and finished second. After that, the Peugeot 306 MAXI focused on tarmac rallies only. The Peugeot 306 MAXI won the French Rally Championship in 1996 and 1997 continuously, and won W2L class titles, ánd 9th in overall at the 1998 Monte Carlo Rally. The Peugeot 306 MAXI was active until 1999 and made a strong impression on rally fans.