Autodromo Group B watches
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Here’s a Letragraphica sheet with the complete original glyph set. There are alternates for ijlqvw. I suppose the B-like glyph in the last like (next to £) is the German ß. There’s no single-storey g, but several digital interpretations of Traffic and similar 1980s faces use a shape similar to the one seen in the Group B logo, see e.g. BD Varicolor or HFF Code Deco.
Scan: Mini Graff
This sounds indeed plausible, considering that Peugeot didn’t use Traffic out of the box either, but modified the letterforms to be more robust. Most strikingly, the r got a beefier hairline, just like in Autodromo’s homage.
Here’s Autodromo wordmark for Evoluzione, the second series (?) of Group B watches from 2016. The forms for e, v, or z don’t match the Traffic typeface, supporting the theory that their use is derived from the Peugeot lettering.