Car pictures of the week
We look at the highlights from our drive in the Peugeot 106 Rallye in this week’s car pictures
A true Group A and N homologation special, the Peugeot 106 Rallye proves that evo icons needn’t boast big price tags. In the latest issue, Adam Towler gets back behind the wheel after over two decades to find out how it holds up in 2022. To read the full feature, pick up your copy of issue 301 in store or online now via the evo shop.
As expertly captured by Aston Parrott, the 106 Rallye’s unmistakable 14-inch painted steel wheels are a refreshing departure from today’s obsession with large, often diamond-cut alloys – and the theme of pared-back simplicity continues throughout. Those charming ‘90s decals, its petite exterior dimensions, a pleasing 825kg kerb weight – its a refreshing antidote to many of today’s high performance cars.
Having shot this image set during one of the UK’s hottest recorded days, the Rallye’s lack of air-con didn’t go unnoticed, but the driving thrills made it worth the toil. Nestled between the bolsters of those gloriously ‘90s sports seats, the cabin continues the simplistic theme, its sharp dials immediately displaying all the information a driver will need – a simple inclusion, but something that cars 30 years newer can’t seem to master.
Despite its low weight, a moderate 100bhp output makes it no match for today’s equivalents against the stopwatch, but with motorsport DNA at its core, there’s no doubt the Peugeot 106 Rallye is an evo icon…
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Car pictures of the week: archive
Below are some of our favourite images from previous editions of evo car pictures of the week. Click on the pictures for the full galleries.
Click below to see all the images of our first car pictures of the week gallery, here featuring the indomitable Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 and the stunning Porsche 911 re-imagined by Singer.
Here we dig further back into the evo archives where we pull out some iconic images of the Ford GT slightly out of context in the European Alps, a TVR Sagaris in central London, the Audi RS2 as well as one of our most iconic twin tests between the Ferrari 599 GTO and Lexus LF-A.
The previous-generation Bentley Continental GT seemed to get better with age, a notion mirrored by the Jaguar E-type when in modern ‘lightweight’ form. Both of these British icons, as well as the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 feature in gallery three.
Fans might have cried fowl when Ferrari decided to turbocharge the Ferrari 488, but it’s not like Ferrari don’t have a history with turbocharged V8 engines. Here the 488 co-stars alongside the stunning F40, while elsewhere in this gallery we take a Porsche Cayman GTS to Japan for a stunning mountain blast.
Italian twelve-cylinder supercars seem to be the main agenda in the fourth evo car pictures of the week gallery, here featuring four V12 Lambos and the stunning 599 SA Aperta limited edition alongside its 550 Barchetta predecessor.
A gallery of new and old, here the McLaren 720S cemented its place as a truly great supercar alongside a daring night shoot with an Audi R8 LMX, pitch a Nissan GT-R and Audi Quattro against each other on Welsh mountain roads and drive the original 'Hakosuka' GT-R.
Ford's RS200 in a moody dark garage is just one of many amazing shoots in our 8th gallery, click on the image for the full gallery
Click on the image below for our ninth car pictures of the week gallery, including this hardcore lot!
Our tenth gallery turned it up another notch, including the wettest shoot in history (apparently).
The best hardcore Ferrari supercars and more feature in our 11th car pictures of the week gallery.