A definitive guide to the Peugeot 205, the unassuming car that saved Peugeot in the 1980s and went on to become a rally-winning legend. With technical specification details and a full production history from 1983-1999, Peugeot 205 - The Complete Story is an ideal resource for enthusiasts of the car that is now considered an automotive classic. With some previously unseen photographs, the book covers the M24 project - the genesis of the 205; the legendary 1.6 and 1.9 GTI models and the popular CTI convertibles and other special editions. Advice is given on buying, maintaining and modifying 205s today and finally, there is an exclusive interview with rallying legend Ari Vatanen. The Peugeot 205 is well on the way to becoming an established part of the classic car scene, and here is the complete history covering the design, development and launch and including the legendary 106 and 1.9 GTI. Superbly illustrated with 270 previously unseen colour photographs.Forda#39;s first gofaster Fiesta was the Supersport, which launched in 1980, only to be replaced shortly after by the XR2 in 1981, beating the 205 GTI to market. It boasted a 1600cc engine but its power was restricted as Forda#39;s marketeers did not want the Fiesta to compete for sales with the larger Escort XR3i. ... In 1992 the Fiesta gained a 16v engine, the Zetec, and the Turbo was replaced by the RS1800.
|Author||:||Adam Sloman, Ari Vatanen|
|Publisher||:||Crowood - 2015-01-26|