Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
This car has some strange history as a Grand Prix racer turned Indianapolis 500 winner—except that it isn’t. As part of Bonhams’ Bothwell Collection sale yesterday, this 1914 Peugeot L45 Grand Prix Two-Seater ranks among the most expensive French cars ever sold (some Bugattis and Talbot-Lagos have exceeded this…
I’ve been giving American cars a lot of likely unwanted meh-car attention lately, so let’s venture across the sea and discover what unexciting non-wonders are waiting listlessly to bore you. This week, thanks to a suggestion from a reader named Adam, I’d like to present to you a heaping fistful of French automotive…
More so than its central mystery or its musings on the nature of memories and humanity, I love Blade Runner for its world-building—even if that world is decidedly not a very nice place. The sci-fi classic is back with Blade Runner 2049 and I’m not spoiling anything by telling you that world is even worse now. More…
When you’re in Europe, you can always pick out the American car nerds because something perfectly ordinary, like a Peugeot 208, can roll by and we’ll absolutely lose our shit over it. Well, maybe we’ll be losing our shit stateside soon!
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to read or Ryan Felton is coming to your house.
There are always fascinating ideas getting passed around as Lego Ideas proposals, but this one flew straight to our attention. Creator AbFab1974 chose to depict the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 2 Group B rally car in its natural habitat: catching some air.
As car companies log more and more miles on self-driving prototypes, we’re quickly finding out that there’s not much middle ground between humans driving cars and robots driving cars.
Soon it will be the weekend and you can get out there and drive like a champion in your Peugeot 505!
The hype around consumer 3D printers has mostly died down, but that hasn’t stopped the startup Divergent 3D from barreling full steam ahead in the industrial printing world. The company debuted the first 3D-printed supercar—the Blade–two years ago and has since continued developing its printing methods. Now, it’s…
French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroën today confirmed that they are, in fact, plotting a return to the United States after being gone for decades. But not in the way any of us expected.
There’s been a gaping hole in the U.S. car market since 1991, a hole that is sorely felt by many enthusiasts but probably barely noticed by most consumers: there are no French cars for sale. As a lover of the quirky glorie that the French bring to cars, it’s exciting to hear that PSA Peugeot-Citroën is considering a…
This nice Autocar article today reminded me that the 1988 Peugeot Oxia was a thing. A mix of Group B and Group C racers, it packed a 2.8-liter twin-turbo V6 good for 680 horsepower. Also it had a built-in personal computer with a keyboard AND A FLOPPY DISK DRIVE to control the A/C.
So we have Peugeot’s new hot hatch, the 308 GTi, running from a fleet of bad guys in American cars chasing our assumed heroes, a man and his monkey, as they jump parking decks and.. slap the Yakuza?
[Next year’s monstrous Dakar challenger, the Peugeot 2008 DKR16 is here. It’s longer, wider, lower and more powerful than its predecessor, so the game is on, Mini! Photo credit: Peugeot]
A good concept car should really push the limits of what’s possible with regard to design and materials, and ideally leave you feeling just a bit uneasy, but in a good way. It needs to push boundaries and ideas, and I think Peugeot’s managed that with their Fractal concept, even if the name sounds right out of 1994.
You wouldn’t believe it at first look, but this is not a Peugeot
206 207 WRC car. This car was built from the chassis on up, from scratch, by a 22 year old rally driver named Alex Kelsey. It weighs just 1,000 KG (2,200 lbs) and makes 450 HP to all four wheels from a Renaultsport V6 out of a Formula 2 car. Only the…