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!

httpж://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDcGROY51ZA


Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak – Technical Specification

  • ENGINE

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

  • TRANSMISSION

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

  • CHASSIS

Frame Tubular steel
Bodywork Carbon

  • SUSPENSION / BRAKES / STEERING

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)

  • DIMENSIONS

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