Tuned Peugeot 205 GTi
Pug1Off have managed to squeeze a very healthy 284bhp out of the GTi-6 at an equally impressive 9600rpm. In fact, on the rollers, Matt’s car hit an indicated 170mph – truly bonkers considering the car is naturally aspirated. The aim for 2012 is to increase the already high-revving limit to an insane 10,000rpm.
With the car ready to run, the date was set for Matt and Pug1Off’s annual trip to compete at USC. After a hard fought battle, Matt put down a winning time of 12.4-seconds at 111mph. In comparison, that’s over a second faster than an Aston Martin DB7 Vantage and Ferrari 360 Spider… in a N/A 2.0-litre Pug 205! Respect.
So after three engines, four years and over 20k worth of development, Matt has realised his dream. But he’s not ready to quit just yet. He has vowed to return to Santa Pod this year in search of more silverware and that ever-elusive perfect run.