Bored of hypercar laps where the Nordschleife is made to look like a Scalextric track? Watch this!
Need a pick me up on a dreary Wednesday morning? This should do it. Yes, it's a Nurburgring lap video, but likely a rather different one to usual. There's no supercar and racing driver combo here, rather a 19-year-old 306 GTI-6 stripped of its interior and a lad in Vans driving it like he's Gilles Panizzi- marvellous.
The Peugeot isn't quite standard - fettled here and there with some suspension and brake tweaks - but it is about as far away from track day supercar posturing as it's possible to imagine. Basic, old and without frills, it must have cost all-in what a carbon fibre exterior pack will set you back on a 600LT. But it is quick, and it looks sublime fun.
While a Renaultsport Clio has become the go-to cheap track hatch of recent years, it's easy to forget what a gem the 306 was - as proven in this video. Spoiler alert: it's not the tidiest lap you'll ever see, though it is one of the more entertaining, the 306's famed balance and adjustability exploited to full effect. So yes, sometimes there is some silly oversteer, but also some lovely moments seeing the car manipulated subtly and effectively into a turn as well as anything. It always was a fine chassis, and even more so with a few upgrades.
With a great car, legendary track and some very handy driving, we can't think of anything better to accompany a morning brew. And if the video reignites a long-lost lust for a 306, then we've just the thing - this blue GTI-6 has a few track-suited modifications, and it's only £2,000. They won't get any cheaper...