Just a few weeks after absolutely annihilating the record at the infamous Pikes Peak International Hillclimb 2013, the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak has once again shown of its motorsport pedigree finishing the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 with the fastest time alongside a Lola B12/60 Group C prototype piloted by Nick Heidfeld.
Rather than nine-time World Rally Champion and new Pikes Peak International Hillclimb record holder Sebastien Loeb behind the wheel, the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak was driven by Peugeot Sport test-driver Gregory Guilvert who completed the short hillclimb in just 45.86 seconds. While that time is indeed extremely impressive, it is some 4 seconds short of the overall record set by Nick Heidfeld back in 1999 in a Formula One car.
Powering the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak is a mid-mounted bi-turbo V6 engine from the Peugeot 908 racer powering all four wheels. This potent powerplant delivers an insane 875hp and only has to shift 875kg of weight, meaning the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak has exactly one horsepower per kilogram. Thanks to the massive power and tiny weight, Peugeot claims the 208 T16 Pikes Peak can hit 100km/h in just 1.8 seconds, 200km/h in 4.8 seconds and it’s top speed of 240km/h in just 7 seconds.