Tamiya 1/24 Peugeot 307 Wrc Monte Carlo 05
About the Peugeot 307 WRC Monte Carlo 05
Introduced at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Peugeot 307 took over from the 206 in World Rally Championship racing in 2004. Based on the high-end 307 CC (Coupe-Cabriolet) version, but with fixed roof and front, transverse-mounted 2.0 liter 300hp engine, Peugeot has produced a worthy successor to triple world champion 206. A notable difference with the 206 is the rear, transverse-mounted 5-speed gearbox, in contrast with the 206s longitudinal one. The 307 took some time to come into its own during its first season in 2004, winning only one round in Finland. The 2005 season has been a hard-fought one as well, with Peugeot 307 driver M. Gronholm taking three 2nd place finishes and winning the Finland Rally. Peugeot is currently running neck-and-neck with fierce rival Citroen for top spot in the Manufacturers Standings, and with both teams ending WRC involvement this year, the remaining 6 rallies are sure to be packed with nail-biting excitement!
About the Model