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BrySkye said:
gfRally said:
pupazzo said:
It looks good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvU4Lji8IBg
Meh, really can't knock them for trying.   I'd be nice to have the full gravel version in DR.  If they are using that Suzuki for their unveiling, no citron?  Can't compete with #THATCAR though, nope never.  

Really SLRE will probably drive like mariocart, graphics aren't that speaking anymore either.  
Citroen? Have they ever even been to Pikes Peak?
Remember it was a Peugeot that Loeb used to set the break the record in 2013. The Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, and the 405 for that matter, are already confirmed for it. That was back in April along with the Escudo.

Using the Escudo is a bit of shrewd marketing to attract the larger market of gamers/Gran Turismo fans.
Gran Turismo 2 made that car a legend. It basically broke both Gran Turismo 2 and 3 by being miles better than anything else and has been a series staple ever since.

To be honest, the model looks ok. The Escudo is a bit weird in that the body work really does just look like a cheap plastic shell.

What's really of note is that the Pikes Peak pack is a pre-order bonus. That's a big chunk of content to dangle like that. 

Personally, I hope this pushes Codies to seriously consider a pre-2000's 100% dirt version of Pikes Peak, finally covering all the main bases. 
Oops pardon my French, wrong manufacture, both failures in the US sadly.
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gfRally said:

Oops pardon my French, wrong manufacture, both failures in the US sadly.
I'd suggest neither Peugeot attempt at Pike's Peak was intended to sell cars in the US, they were well aware of the legend that it has in Europe too. They've done an amazing job (in conjunction with Red Bull) to make the 208 T16 PP an instant legend, superb marketing job.

Whoever said Gran Turismo made the Escudo a legend is spot on; giving GT that license has paid off many times for Suzuki! And clever using it in their ads now.

KickUp said:
TPJP said:
A full gravel version in DR would be nice. :D
That Suzuki Escudo though could get in it too...
What do you want?!!! The moon on a stick?!!!
Please tell me that's a Lee & Herring reference!?
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gfRally said:

Oops pardon my French, wrong manufacture, both failures in the US sadly.
I'd suggest neither Peugeot attempt at Pike's Peak was intended to sell cars in the US, they were well aware of the legend that it has in Europe too. They've done an amazing job (in conjunction with Red Bull) to make the 208 T16 PP an instant legend, superb marketing job.


Just so I don't seem like a complete idiot, and maybe I am reading your post wrong.  Both Peugeot and Citroen tried to sell their cars here in 70s and 80s, they were not very successful here for whatever reason, thats all I meant.  

I didn't mean anything about Peugeot using Pikes Peak for US marketing, no use anymore.  However it was good marketing for Pikes Peak having Sebastian Leob there.

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gfRally said:

Oops pardon my French, wrong manufacture, both failures in the US sadly.
I'd suggest neither Peugeot attempt at Pike's Peak was intended to sell cars in the US, they were well aware of the legend that it has in Europe too. They've done an amazing job (in conjunction with Red Bull) to make the 208 T16 PP an instant legend, superb marketing job.
The early attempts with the 205 and then the 405 were definitely to try and promote their cars in the US and increase market share. That's why Audi were there as well. That's why they both stayed for a good few years and then left when it wasn't working.

But the return in 2013 was a more general bit of marketing/promotion, saying as international coverage of the event is on a completely different scale to what it was in the 80's.
Still amazing when you consider the 208 T16 PP was bodged together.
"What have we got lying around? Oh, an old 908 rear wing? Well we're not racing those any more, that'll do."
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