Peugeot Pikes Peak Racer Gets 875-HP, Giant Wing

Peugeot Pikes Peak Racer Gets 875-HP, Giant Wing

Every year, teams from around the world gather together at Pikes Peak in Colorado to race up the hill, and today Peugeot released some new stunning images and info on its wild looking hill climb entrant.

Called the 208 T16 Pikes Peak, the car will be piloted by veteran rally driver Sébastien Loeb, and get its power from mid-rear positioned bi-turbo V6 that makes 875 hp. Weighing in at 1929 lbs, power will be sent to all four wheels for traction, which will also be aided by the aerodynamic kit and massive rear wing.

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“We’ve shaved it down to 875 kg,” said Jean-Christophe Pallier, Peugeot Sport engineer. “As a result, we have achieved the magic and symbolic power-to-weight ratio of 1:1!”

For design, the 208 T16 draws inspiration from the Le Mans 24 Hours-winning 908, and shares in common the running gear, brakes and aerodynamic features, and most prominently, the rear wing which is two meters, or about six-feet wide.

GALLERY: Peugot 208 T16 Pikes Peak

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