World rally champion, Sébastien Loeb will drive a Peugeot 208 marking the firm's return to Pikes Peak
28 March 2013

Peugoet will return to the Pikes Peak hill climb later this year. The firm will campaign a Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, driven by Sébastien Loeb.

The car will run in the event's Unlimited class, and will carry the number 208. The car will be unveiled next month, when its final specifications are announced.

Peugeot has previously won the event twice. Ari Vatanen’s 1988 record-breaking win in a 405 T16 was recorded in the film Climb Dance. The following year, Bobby Unser took another 405 to the top of the podium.

The Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak car is the latest in a line of 208 competition cars, which already includes the 208 T16, the 208 R2, the 208 Racing Cup and the 208 GTi Peugeot Sport.

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28 March 2013

Liking the retro Peugeot-Talbot livery Smile

28 March 2013

Wrc would be really as good a place to start as any.....proper reintroduction into this genre! 

28 March 2013

I wonder if it will have 205 T16 rivalling power? I always prefered it to the Quattro.

28 March 2013

What a nice toy!

To see again and again :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJsHlugRls4

What fantastic years! Bravo Ari!

(Sadly it's now an asphalt road)

 

29 March 2013

Would be nice to know,something like the engine from an RS4 tuned for 600bhp and matching torque?.......mmmmm, that would be delicious.

Peter Cavellini.

29 March 2013

Er....... I can't imagine that ever happening.  İt will be a blown four pot - produced by Peugeot!

30 March 2013

Peugeot would be much better off putting Loeb in a 908 HDi FAP, the Peak is now paved all the way to the top so a rally style car isn't going to be much chop. I'm sure one day someone whith huge nuts will run an F1 car up the Peak in the unlimited class.

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