Peugeot's Pikes Peak-winning 208 T16 wows the crowds at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
12 July 2013

Peugeot’s 208 T16, which won the Pikes Peak hillclimb last week, has been attacking the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The car, which was driven to victory by nine-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb, took first place at the 91st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Loeb covered the 12.42-mile course, which has 156 corners and ascends 5000 feet, in just 8 minutes and 13 seconds.

The 208 T16 has a mid-mounted twin-turbo V6 that produces 875bhp, enough to give the car a power-to-weight ratio of 1000bhp/ton. Traction is aided by four-wheel drive and high downforce aerodynamics. This allows it to rocket from rest to 62mph in a staggering 1.8sec, and from 0-150mph in 7.0sec dead.

It was driven at the Goodwood Festival of Speed by Peugeot test-driver Grégory Guilvert. The 31-year-old driver, who last year competed in the European FIA GT3 championship, was responsible for testing the Pikes Peak 208 that brought Loeb his victory.

For all the latest from the Goodwood Festival of Speed, stay tuned to Autocar.co.uk

James Lewis-Barned

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12 July 2013

I dont see anything getting up the hill quicker than this

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