Sebastien Loeb with Peugeot 208 T16 hits Pikes Peak

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Peugeot has published a new footage on Youtube showing Sebastien Loeb testing the super-fast 208 T16 Pikes Peak.

The Loeb’s Red Bull-sponsored 208 T16 will take place in the Unlimited Class, which means that it will be astonishingly fast. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.2 liter V6 with whopping 875HP (652 kW), the small racer is able to accelerate 0-100 km/h in an almost unbelievable 1.8 seconds and 0-200 km/h in 4.8 seconds. The 240 km/h mark is reached in 7 seconds.

“I’ve never driven anything that accelerates so fast!”, commented Loeb.

“In the lower gears, a Formula 1 car doesn’t deliver maximum power. With the Peugeot, though, it’s bang, bang, bang as you move up the box from standstill. Thanks to its four-wheel drive transmission and turbocharged engine, its pull-away performance is phenomenal! You find yourself in sixth gear at 240kph in no time at all!”, said the professional race driver

Check out the full specs below!


Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak – Technical Specification


Type V6 bi-turbo
Cubic capacity 3.2-litre petrol engine
Number of valves 24
Position Mid-rear
Number of cylinders V6 (60°)
Maximum power 875hp
Torque 90mkg
Maximum revs 7,800rpm
Top speed 240kph / 150mph
0-100kph / 0-62mph 1.8s
0-200kph / 125mph 4.8s
0-240kph / 150mph 7.0s


Type Four-wheel drive
Gearbox Longitudinally-mounted six-speed sequential gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddle-shift


Frame Tubular steel
Bodywork Carbon


Suspension Double wishbones & pushrod/rocker arm actuation at all corners
Springs Torsion bars
Dampers Pressurised dampers
Anti-roll bars Front and rear
Steering Hydraulic power steering
Brakes Hydraulic double circuit brake system with one-piece light alloy callipers
Brake discs Vented carbon discs front and rear
Diameter (front): 380mm / Diameter (rear): 355mm
Wheels Specific 18×13 magnesium alloy wheels derived from F1 technology
Tyres Michelin (31/71×18)


Length 4,500mm
Width 2,000mm
Height 1,300mm
Front / rear overhang 1,690mm
Wheelbase 2,695mm
Wing 2,000mm (based on the rear wing of the Peugeot 908)
Fuel tank 40 litres
Weight 875kg

Source: Peugeot