Yesterday we wrote about how Peugeot is trying to get back in on the U.S. Market, so here’s an advertisement from around 1987 showing a beautiful Peugeot 505 Turbo S. The car’s 2.2-liter boosted “Simca” inline-four made 150 horsepower and could apparently hit 60 MPH in 8.1 seconds—that’s actually not bad for the ’80s.
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If 150hp and a 0-60 time of 8 seconds would speed up your heart, you’re probably on life support.