The french, or as groundskeeper willie refers to them ‘cheese eatin give up monkeys’ (google it), are famend at some stage in the arena as one of the most stylish cultures around. They gave us humans like coco chanel, catherine deneuve & the actually lovely brigitte bardot all of who had extra character style than david beckham, brad pitt, george clooney and, despite the fact that that is tough to trust, myself prepare.
It has continually been the same with their fashion homes too! They have christian dior, christian louboutin, christian lacroix and jean-paul gaultier at the same time as the relaxation of the sector (aside from italy that’s the best usa that can compete with the french right here) have to make do with names like ralph lauren, calvin klein, subsequent or primark. Even though i listen that primark are the brand new prada… However for the past few years the french automobile producers have been letting the facet down in the fashion branch with motors just like the renualt aventime and vel sartis, peugeot 1007, 3008, 4007, 5008 and any citroen you may think about after the sm. Until these days, peugeot had managed it just once with the splendidly stylish 406 coupe.
Lamentably that was styled by using pininfarina who are italian so consequently doesn’t count number. At this point i would like to move returned to the goodwood festival of speed 2010. For people who are unaware of this glorious occasion held each summer season, it is largely a automobile porn show for petrolheads! Definitely each automobile producer under the solar is represented in a single form or some other and the vehicles on display variety from bugatti veyrons to formula 1 motors, all of which run up the goodwood hill infront of 150,000 over three days at the beginning of july.
I have been earlier than and without a doubt loved it but 2010 become much extra unique for me, i used to be no longer handiest driving in this extraordinary event however nerve-rackingly, i used to be to present a friends 1 of 15, £1. Five million lamborghini reventon roadster a right thrashing for the crowd! Now i realize that little paragraph was a tad off topic and i will admit that there was a great wall motor small quantity of ‘oi appearance what i did’ about it too however i am coming to my factor so endure with me! I awoke at 8am on the saturday morning feeling sparkling as a daisy that could handiest imply certainly one of 2 things, 1) i was absolutely sober and hadn’t inebriated everywhere close to the amount of alcohol i idea i had, or 2) i was nevertheless alternatively merry from the as an alternative exuberant nights partying until 4am with the ginetta boys and girls in the winnebago round the corner to ours.
I’ve a sense it became alternative 2 because after i had got dressed, legged it to the supercar paddock because we had been walking overdue, uncovered the auto, drove the auto all of approximately 50 yards most effective to be instructed we had to reverse park down hill as they have been going for walks forty five mins in the back of and so forth… The hangover clearly started out to creep in and with out a water and no food i commenced to peer things… Or as a minimum i idea i was because beforehand of the veyron, zonda and 599 gto became a automobile with a peugeot badge!! Jesus what the hell did rick parfitt jnr put in my drink to make me see things like that?? (first-rate little bit of z-list call dropping for you there)
the issue become, i wasn’t seeing matters because 4 cars up changed into the brand new peugeot styled rcz in all it’s bronze coloured glory, and i have to say that during phrases of fashion it put a hell of lots of different automobiles in that convoy to disgrace as it’s far virtually beautiful. So i made a mental notice to myself to talk to peugeot and set up for a demonstrator asap. That demo arrived in january (huge ready list apparently) in the form of a 2. 0hdi gt with 163 bhp. My first impressions had been wow… Well done peugeot! This automobile is what i might describe as unconventionally lovely, from the sweeping side profile to the bubble roof and rear window, peugeot have managed what i will best describe as a visual masterpiece for this form of cash. Adequate, the front stop is unluckily traditional peugeot but it is very easy to forgive it that! Placed the rcz in a vehicle park next to its competitors and it makes the tt appearance dull and the scirocco look dated and boring (which is a few going due to the fact i like the scirocco). Inner, you’ve got a very properly laid out cabin with plenty of area (except the rear seats which are honestly handiest there for comedy price). The power is very good too, despite the fact that i can say that the diesel engine felt like it can use a further 25-30bhp but it does cope with nicely thru the corners and the body roll is saved to a minimal, even if driven and the tyres are beginning to inform you sufficient is enough. The reality which you car flip the passenger airbag off supposed that my 14 month antique son became able to sit within the the front (top activity simply as he’d by no means have fit inside the again not to mention his automobile seat) which each he and that i actually loved and think that it ought to be a general function on all motors. I without a doubt like this automobile even to the factor in which i requested the md if i ought to have one as a corporation vehicle. Unfortunately we’ve a minimum five door automobile policy that’s sincerely disappointing but just method that i’m able to ought to try to faucet up peugeot for a 6 month demo programme.