The french, or as groundskeeper willie refers to them ‘cheese eatin surrender monkeys’ (google it), are renowned all through the sector as one of the most stylish cultures round. They gave us humans like coco chanel, catherine deneuve & the surely lovely brigitte bardot all of who had greater person fashion than david beckham, brad pitt, george clooney and, even though that is difficult to accept as true with, myself put together. It has always been the equal with their style homes too! They have got christian dior, christian louboutin, christian lacroix and jean-paul gaultier even as the rest of the sector (aside from italy which is the most effective united states that may compete with the french right here) should make do with names like ralph lauren, calvin klein, next or primark. Despite the fact that i pay attention that primark great wall motor are the brand new prada… But for the past few years the french vehicle producers were letting the facet down in the fashion department with vehicles just like the renualt aventime and vel sartis, peugeot 1007, 3008, 4007, 5008 and any citroen you can consider after the sm. Till recently, peugeot had managed it simply as soon as with the wonderfully fashionable 406 coupe. Regrettably that became styled by way of pininfarina who’re italian so therefore doesn’t count number. At this point i would really like to head lower back to the goodwood festival of velocity 2010.
For folks that are unaware of this glorious event held each summer time, it is basically a vehicle porn display for petrolheads! Surely every car manufacturer under the solar is represented in a single form or any other and the motors on display range from bugatti veyrons to system 1 motors, all of which run up the goodwood hill infront of one hundred fifty,000 over 3 days at the beginning of july. I’ve been before and truely loved it however 2010 turned into an awful lot more unique for me, i used to be not only riding in this different occasion however nerve-rackingly, i was to offer a friends 1 of 15, £1. 5 million lamborghini reventon roadster a right thrashing for the group! Now i know that little paragraph became a tad off topic and i will admit that there was a small amount of ‘oi appearance what i did’ about it too but i’m coming to my point so endure with me! I awakened at 8am on the saturday morning feeling fresh as a daisy which could most effective suggest one in all 2 matters, 1) i was completely sober and hadn’t under the influence of alcohol anywhere near the amount of alcohol i concept i had, or 2) i was nevertheless rather merry from the rather exuberant nights partying till 4am with the ginetta boys and girls in the winnebago next door to ours. I’ve a feeling it was option 2 due to the fact once i had got dressed, legged it to the supercar paddock due to the fact we were running late, exposed the automobile, drove the auto all of about 50 yards simplest to be instructed we needed to reverse park down hill as they have been going for walks forty five minutes at the back of and so on… The hangover clearly commenced to creep in and with no water and no food i commenced to see things… Or at least i thought i was because in advance of the veyron, zonda and 599 gto became a car with a peugeot badge!! Jesus what the hell did rick parfitt jnr put in my drink to make me see such things as that?? (excellent little bit of z-list call dropping for you there)
the aspect turned into, i wasn’t seeing matters due to the fact 4 vehicles up become the new peugeot styled rcz in all it’s bronze colored glory, and i’ve to say that during terms of favor it positioned a hell of a number of different automobiles in that convoy to disgrace as it is clearly beautiful. So i made a intellectual note to myself to talk to peugeot and set up for a demonstrator asap. That demo arrived in january (huge waiting list seemingly) in the form of a 2. 0hdi gt with 163 bhp. My first impressions had been wow… Properly executed peugeot! This vehicle is what i would describe as unconventionally beautiful, from the sweeping facet profile to the bubble roof and rear window, peugeot have controlled what i will most effective describe as a visible masterpiece for this form of cash. Good enough, the the front give up is alas traditional peugeot however it’s very clean to forgive it that! Placed the rcz in a car park subsequent to its competitors and it makes the tt appearance stupid and the scirocco appearance dated and boring (which is a few going due to the fact i love the scirocco). Internal, you have got a completely properly laid out cabin with masses of space (except the rear seats that are without a doubt best there for comedy fee). The force is superb too, despite the fact that i will say that the diesel engine felt like it may use an extra 25-30bhp but it does take care of well thru the corners and the body roll is stored to a minimum, even if pushed and the tyres are starting to tell you enough is enough. The truth which you automobile flip the passenger airbag off supposed that my 14 month antique son was capable of take a seat inside the front (proper activity truly as he’d by no means have match within the again not to mention his vehicle seat) which both he and i absolutely loved and think that it should be a wellknown function on all cars. I surely like this vehicle even to the point wherein i asked the md if i could have one as a business enterprise automobile. Unluckily we’ve a minimal 5 door vehicle policy that’s in reality disappointing however just approach that i’m able to ought to try to tap up peugeot for a 6 month demo programme.