Category Archives: Citroen

Cars and Coffee 2014 Opener.

Cars and Coffee is underway.  They are now held once a month at Engineered Automotive’s shop. Siince I’ve moved to the west end, I like the new location much more :)  it also has the added benefit of allowing people to have a look into the shop floor.   Which turned out to be of much relief as the weather was chilly.  I knew we were in for it when we had those heat spurts early in the year.

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I think they like Porsches at EA.


What i love about C & Cs.  You can see a 2CV then a few Porsches then a Ford GT.

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You don’t see curves like this any more.

Hope to see you at the next one.  The first Sunday of every month!

WTCC Combatants

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Citroen has released video and images of their C-Elysee already.  Its now time for Honda and Chevrolet to show their cards.  Honda has gone with a Civic while Chevy has chosen the tried and tested Cruze.  It’s really a crap shoot picking a winner this year.  Can Chevy rely on last year’s dominance to carry through?  Can Honda build on last years solid campaign?  Or will Citroen come in and take advantage of the new rules?  I’ll wager with the later.  It’ll be a repeat of the WRC year with newcomer VW becoming the juggernaut.  The French squad has used the entire year as r & d while the other teams had to compete.  I’ll tap Muller for the title.

Found a video comparing the 2013 and 2014 spec Cruzes.  Major changes. Warning, music is terrible.

While on touring cars.  Honda has chosen to campaign a Civic wagon in the BTCC.  Coincidentally it has now become my favourite touring car for the 2014 season.  A turbo wagon racecar.  Yes on multiple levels.

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WTCC Testing

I’m liking these new Citroen WTCC cars more and more. Big wheels, big wing, big flares.  Our kind of recipe.  It really is looking like supertourers 2.0.   I’m not sure they’ll be as fast, as they are no where near sophisticated.  But it’s a definate step up from S2000 or NGTC spec.  Also what’s not to love about throwing sparks under braking?   I assume they’ll eliminate that eventually, its just awesome watching it now.  The glowing centre exhaust ain’t half bad either.

Citroen C-Elysée WTCC 2014

The 2014 season if the World Trouing Car Championship is shaping up.    Citroen has announced a full 3 car factory team lead by NINE time WRC champ Sebastian Loeb.  He will pilot the new C-Elysee saloon car.

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Honda is currently the only other confirmed factory squad.  Lada are assumed to have a 2 car outfit with a new model introduced in 2015.  Subaru and Renault are considereing a factory team as well. The blue and gold NEEDS to be racing again.  It’s been too long.

The video also shows us the upgrades the new 2014 cars will receive.  The new cars are 100mm wider, increase wheel size to 18 from 17s., will allow more aero development and will allow a huge rear wing (parralell to roof height).  Unseen are the inclusion of Macpherson strut setups, flat floors, an increase in hp to 380hp (from ~320-330hp) and a shedding of 50 kilos.  I don’t think they’re as cool as the supertourers with modified suspension pickups, lowered engine mounts, trick differentials, trannies add electronics, dumped on 19s

Cars And Coffee: July 22nd

Geoff, Matt and I sucked it up and headed to Cars and Coffee yesterday morning at Bayview Village.  The turn out wasn’t the best tbh.  But it made up for it in quality.  Porsche 911, 928, 997 GT3RS, Ferrari 355, Jag E Type, swapped BMW E28, E30 M3s, Lotus Esprit, 7 and Exige, Aston Martin DBS, Mercedes-Benz AMGs. That’s all I can remember, there was more though.  We’ll most likely be heading back next week.

Super clean 911.   MMMMMMmmmmmm.
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Ferrari 355.  20 year old beaut.  Still sounds great.

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E-Type.  Series II?  Not sure.  Do know it’s not a Series I though.

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This is the same S54 swapped E28 that Matt shot for PBMW.

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Citroen Ami.

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This dude is winning at life.

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2013 Rally Mexico

So are we handing the title to Ogier already?  Jebus.  From one dominating Frenchman to another.    He leads heading into Day 2.  Fun Fact:  This is Ken Block’s only rally of the year.  He’s doing quite well.  For a guy that picked up rallying as a hobby late in his 30’s, to be even on the same page as a WRC regular is amazing.