Jump to content
Forums Gone... but not forgotten!

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

Pontiac of the Month

gscherer78ta's 1978 Trans Am

2019 February
of the Month

  • Welcome to Forever Pontiac

    We are a community of Pontiac enthusiasts. The purpose of our community is to keep alive the Pontiac spirit by sharing (or showing off) our cars, discussing Pontiac, helping each other work on our cars and find information, plus attend various meets/shows/etc... To aid discussion, sharing, event planning and selling of parts/cars/anything, we have various parts of the website to aid this from Forums to an online Garage to Classifieds to even a Document Download Repository. You can find links to these in our navigation above based on what each section helps with (discussion, local events, learning, etc...).

    We invite you to contribute, find help or just view some of our member's amazing cars! Don't forget, we also have great contests from time to time (like our Pontiac of the Month and yearly calendar contest) and our Pontiac This OR That, a fun game where you choose the best of two randomly selected Pontiacs from our online garage.

    We look forward to seeing you around!

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Ringo64

RSS Video: All-out lap of 'Ring makes hero car out of diesel Citroën

Recommended Posts

<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/motorsports/" rel="tag">Motorsports</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/videos/" rel="tag">Videos</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/hatchbacks/" rel="tag">Hatchback</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/citroen/" rel="tag">Citroën</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/diesel/" rel="tag">Diesel</a></p><a href="/2014/01/30/diesel-citroen-nurburgring-lap-amazing/#continued"><img alt="Citroen AX Diesel Nurburgring" data-credit="Nic BTG" data-mep="110170" src="http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/adam/d58806eea5c772db1686c536682670f1/citroen-ax-ring-vid.jpg" /></a><br /><br />Despite what <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/audi/">Audi</a> would have you believe, diesel-powered cars aren't generally the best track-day weapons. Similarly, Citro&euml;n's successful rally history does not mean all of its cars are tossable, gravel-spewing machines. That makes this maniacal, sub-10-minute lap of the <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/nurburgring/">N&uuml;rburgring</a> in a woeful <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/citroen/">Citro&euml;n</a> AX diesel all the more impressive.<br /><br />The unidentified driver has spent seven years looking for what he calls the "perfect lap" of the Ring. That's meant 118 laps of the course spread across 10 different trips from his home in Bordeaux, France, which is nearly 700 miles from the track. And as you can see from the video, these are not conservative laps being run. Braking is optional, and as the driver freely admits, he tends to overdrive the car in some corners. That's because a loss of momentum in the 52-horsepower car could totally ruin the lap.<br /><br />It shouldn't be a shock, but after all the trips to the Ring, the little Citro&euml;n has suffered, chewing through nine engines and five transmissions over the years. The saggy body has necessitated the addition of a strut-tower bar, as well as a new intake to accommodate the strut-tower bar. Ultra-sticky Yokohama Advan A048 tires have also been fitted on the front.<br /><br />Take a look <a href="/2014/01/30/diesel-citroen-nurburgring-lap-amazing/#continued">below</a> for the impressive lap of the track, and let us know what you think in Comments.<p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/30/diesel-citroen-nurburgring-lap-amazing/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>All-out lap of 'Ring makes hero car out of diesel Citroën</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/30/diesel-citroen-nurburgring-lap-amazing/">All-out lap of 'Ring makes hero car out of diesel Citroën</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:30:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/30/diesel-citroen-nurburgring-lap-amazing/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20819722/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/30/diesel-citroen-nurburgring-lap-amazing/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

<a href="http://feeds.autoblog.com/~ff/weblogsinc/autoblog?a=v4pD0VaBltk:WnuT0LsuEXA:wF9xT3WuBAs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/weblogsinc/autoblog?i=v4pD0VaBltk:WnuT0LsuEXA:wF9xT3WuBAs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.autoblog.com/~ff/weblogsinc/autoblog?a=v4pD0VaBltk:WnuT0LsuEXA:V_sGLiPBpWU"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/weblogsinc/autoblog?i=v4pD0VaBltk:WnuT0LsuEXA:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"></img></a>

</div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/weblogsinc/autoblog/~4/v4pD0VaBltk" height="1" width="1"/>


/>http://feeds.autoblog.com/~r/weblogsinc/autoblog/~3/v4pD0VaBltk/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!


Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.