I don’t know what kind of world you live in. Probably a garbage one. But in the world that Vincent Foucart inhabits, it makes sense to make a triple-rotary swapped mid-engine Peugeot 205 for your rally car campaigns.

Take a gander at how good this car is, running up the hill at Goodwood this year:

Some of you might be looking at this car, pointing out that it slews extraordinarily sideways, even spinning out not far from the start of the course, and think that this is not the optimal setup for a car that cuts past trees and ditches at a hundred miles an hour. Pshah. Listen to the car. It’s worth it for sure.


More to this point: This car used to have a 2.0-liter V16. By contrast, a triple rotary, the kind of which entered production in the Bubble Era Mazda Cosmo, is relatively normal.

Again, Foucart’s world is a good one. I want to live there.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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