New Peugeot 308 (2021): imagined as a GTI version

New Peugeot 308 (2021) imagined as a GTI version

Here is what the new Peugeot 308 could have looked like in GTI version if the lion brand had not abandoned its sporting emblem in favor of the PSE badge.

The new Peugeot 308 barely unveiled, we already know that a 100% electric version will see the light of day, but most likely not before 2023.

On the other hand, at this stage, a sports version PSE is more than uncertain. One thing is certain: there will be no new 308 GTI, Peugeot having abandoned its famous sporting crest. This does not prevent some from dreaming …

An independent designer by the name of Kléber Silva has indeed imagined what the new 308 GTI could have looked like. In the image, we thus discover the compact dressed in the straight cut, the famous and unique two-tone color, here available in blue and black.

Exit the GTI, place a PSE

Since 1983, the GTi badge has almost always been part of the catalog of the Sochalian brand , but with the arrival of new CO2 standards that are always more restrictive, Peugeot must now review its plans in terms of sportiness.

As a result, when it comes to vitaminized lionesses, the Peugeot Sport Engineered name now prevails. This new coat of arms is intended for the fiercest models in the catalog. If the first of them, the 508 PSE, manages to convince customers, it is likely that the French brand will decide to decline other models in its range. However, it remains to be seen whether the necessary hybridization will not weigh down the vehicle and make the project more complex to develop. To be continued…


Parisienne 2021: the Matra MS 670 and the sportswomen of Group B break the bank!

Parisienne 2021 the Matra MS 670 and the sportswomen of Group B break the bank

Organized on February 5 in Paris by Artcurial Motorcars, the 2021 Parisian auction was a resounding success with more than 18 million euros raised.

The 2021 Parisian auction , organized on February 5 at the Hotel Dassault in Paris by the house Artcurial Motorcars , has kept all its promises.

It must be said that the field proposed that day brought together some legends of motorsport , including the Matra MS 670 , chassis 001, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1972 with the Henri Pescarolo / Graham Hill crew on board.

It is moreover the latter which was the star of the sale. It was in fact sold for € 6,907,200 including fees, thus becoming the most expensive Matra ever sold at auction.

The legends of Group B panicked the counters

Another old sports car particularly awaited during this sale, the legendary Group B rally cars also panicked the counters. The 1988 Audi Sport Quattro S1, for example, sold for € 2,016,600, more than twice its estimate and thus won the record for the most expensive rally car in history.

At the same time, the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 2 has found a new buyer for € 977,440. Here again, a record for a Peugeot 205. Same story for the 1985 Renault 5 Maxi Turbo which sold for € 667,520.

The 1986 Lancia Delta , a rare authentic factory Group B dressed in the legendary Martini livery, for its part greatly exceeded its estimate since it changed hands for € 810,560, while the other Lancia offered for sale , the 037 from 1985, was sold for € 548,320.

For its part, the Ford RS200 Factory from 1986 was sold for € 381,440.

A collection of Aston Martin

But this 2021 edition of La Parisienne also featured several English sports cars , mostly Aston Martins , including a rare 1959 DB4 GT which sold for € 1,358,000. At its side, the extremely rare Short Chassis Volante from 1965, presented in original left-hand drive and in its unique “Autumn gold” color was sold for € 1,158,600.

From the same collection, a DB5 Vantage was sold for € 810,560, while a Bristol 405 Drophead Coupé was sold for € 172,840.

In the end, the 2021 Parisian auction sold for a total of € 18,300,564.

Find in video some of the most beautiful auto parts sold during the Parisienne 2021 by Artcurial Motorcars.

Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker’s BMW M1 for $ 500,000

Fast & Furious actor Paul Walkers BMW M1 for $ 500,000

A BMW M1 that belonged to American actor Paul Walker (Fast & Furious), who tragically disappeared in a road accident in 2013, was sold at auction for $ 500,000.

The BMW M1 is a legendary sports car . Despite its commercial failure, this GT, powered by a 277 hp inline six-cylinder engine, remains forever engraved in the hearts of enthusiasts thanks to its unique style and its numerous participations in competition (24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona. ..).

A capital sympathy which makes it today a particularly popular collector’s car. Only here, with a production limited to less than 500 copies between 1978 and 1981, the M1 do not run the streets. And as a result, prices are skyrocketing . They flare up all the more when an M1 placed on the market has a glorious past.

Almost like new

Thus an M1 has just been auctioned by the specialized site Bring The Trailer for the modest sum of … $ 500,000, or more than € 415,000 according to the current exchange rate.

The reason for such a price? The car in question belonged to actor Paul Walker , known in particular for his role as Brian O’Connor in the Fast & Furious saga, and tragically disappeared in a traffic accident in 2013. Acquired in 2014 by another owner , it had driven very little since and had only 6,800 km driven on the day it was sold.

A modified M1

The icing on the cake, this M1 is part of a very small series of 10 units which have been modified by the German garage BMW AHG. It thus received an M1 Procar body kit in BMW Motorsport colors while its 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine was pushed to 350 hp. All with ZF 5-speed gearbox, limited slip differential and specific exhaust system, but also special BBS rims, electric windows and leather interior. Enough to actually raise the stakes …