The car driven by drivers for Peugeot in the World Rally Championship.

Peugeot I have heard in the United States usually pronounced (poo-jo), but on British WRC highlight shows, it is normally pronounced (po-jo).

The drivers and their co-drivers for this car in the World Rally Championship are:

Marcus Gronholm - Timo Rautiainen
Richard Burns - Robert Reid
Gilles Panizzi - Herve Panizzi
Harri Rovanpera - Risto Pietilainen

Currently in the Driver WRC Standings, Marcus Gronholm is leading with 31 points, he is followed by, in second place, Gilles Panizzi with 20 points, and right behind Gilles is Richard Burns (last year's WRC Driver's Champion) with 19 points. Harri Rovanpera is currently sitting in Fifth Place on the standings, with 9 points.

It is quite obvious that the Peugeot team is doing extremely well this year.

Currently, in Manufacturer's Points, Peugeot has 68. The closest teams to that are Ford and Subaru, who each currently have 27 points in the standings.

Here are the specs for the car:

Type: XU9J4
Installation: Front-mounted, transversely
Number of cylinders: 4
Capacity: 1997 cc
Bore x stroke: 85 x 88 mm
Max power: 300 bhp at 5250 rpm
Max torque: 535 Nm at 3500 rpm
Head: aluminum
Valves: 4 per cylinder
Cylinder block: aluminum
Double overhead camshaft
Engine management: Magnetti Marelli Step 9
Turbocharger: Garret Allied Signal
Lubrication: via carbon wet sump

Clutch: three-plate AP carbon, 5 or 6-inch
Gearbox: Xtrac 6-speed sequential, longitudinally mounted
Differentials: front and central diffs are electronically controlled

Front: pseudo MacPherson
Rear: pseudo MacPherson
Shock absorbers: Peugeot

Rack and pinion, power assisted

Front: 355 mm ventilated discs, 6-piston calipers
Rear: 330 mm ventilated discs, 6-piston calipers


Wheelbase: 2.468 m
Length: 4.005 m
Width: 1.770 m
Weight: 1230 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 85 liters

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