When it comes to sub-compact hot hatchbacks, America gets the Fiesta ST and that’s it. In Europe, there are eight different models you can choose from and the Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport happens to be one of the special ones.
The Ford Fiesta ST could arguably fit in the bed of a ‘Murica-sized pickup truck, and while that helps to make it absolutely awesome to drive, it does pose a problem on the world’s greatest highway network.
The Nürburgring Nordschleife has been named The Green Hell by drivers who effed up during Touristenfahrten and had to pay for Armcos, tow trucks, their car, other people’s cars, and track cleaning as well as closure. On top of that, they all got ridiculed on YouTube.
The F-Type is all about being loud. It makes the sort of sounds that require a few horses to back up the theater coming out of the tailpipes. I had the base F-Type for a weekend to see if its 340 hp motor is enough to get the job done.
When the /DRIVE crew came to Europe to film their Germany/Spa special for NBC Sports, I met up with them at the Belgian racetrack to check out what happens at one of their shoots.
I recently went to the Nürburgring to drive on a racetrack for the first time. Because I was not too keen on footing a bill for barriers, track cleaning, track closure, damage to my rental Renault Clio 200 RS and other stuff, I decided to chicken out a bit, get myself an instructor and drive the GP track instead of…