Sebastien Loeb with Peugeot 208 T16 hits Pikes Peak
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 / 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 18x13 magnesium alloy wheels derived from F1 technology Tyres Michelin (31/71x18)
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