Sebastien Loeb Smashes Pikes Peak Climb With 8 Minute Record

WRC champion Loeb raced a Peugeot 208 T16 up Pikes Peak, destroying the record time by 93 seconds
Share Share on Facebook


Share Share on Twitter Share Share ▼
Image via Motor Trend

Image via Motor Trend

Sebastien Loeb lived up to the hype this weekend, taking his Peugeout 208 T16 up Pikes Peak in 8:13.878. The 9-time rally champion smashed the 12.42-mile course’s previous record of 9:46.181 set by Rhys Millen last year.

If you want a little perspective on just how rapid that time is, not only did he take a whopping 1 minute 33 seconds off of the record, he became the sole owner of an 8 minute time – teetering on the edge of breaking 7 minutes. Rhys Millen smashed his own record by 44 seconds and still wasn’t even close to Loeb’s time.

Image via

Image via

We’ve been covering Loeb’s build up to the event in anticipation of an epic drive, as the Frenchman prepared to take on the famous hillclimb in Colorado. The drive was a big moment for rally fans, as it saw a Peugeot Talbot Sport-inspired T16 return to the track after decades out of the game.

Image via

Image via

As Loeb makes the switch to circuit racing in WTCC, this was a real statement of intent. If he can tear up the circuit like the streets of Pikes Peak there’ll be no stopping him.


Share Share on Facebook


Share Share on Twitter Share Share ▼


Ballsy Helicopter Pilots Make Incredible Rally Shots Like This Possible

This rally car emerges from the trees with a helicopter riding behind him just a few feet off the ground

Screenshot 2014-04-14 at 15
Watch This Insane Diesel Drag Truck Get It Horribly Wrong

This Dodge truck gets it badly wrong at about 100mph, crashing through the barriers and onto the grass verge

Screenshot 2014-04-16 at 18
The Only Thing Protecting These Pedestrians From Certain Death By Lorry Was Lady Luck

Casually waiting at an intersection, these pedestrians suddenly found themselves in the path of an out-of-control lorry

Picture 1
It’s Engine Grenading Honda Owners Like This That Kill Manual Cars

“I blew my tranny” is a phrase that no man should have to say, but in the case of a missed gear like this, you know what’s coming…

Picture 10
The Merc SL-Based ‘Filandi Ever S’ Makes The Pontiac Aztec Look Sexy

The hideous Filandi Ever S was created by an Italian guy with zero style and more money than sense

Dacia Sandero
Bargain Hatchback Face-Off: New Sandero Vs Used Panda 100HP

We drive Dacia’s budget Sandero to see if it compares with similarly-priced hatchbacks on the used car market

Use This Clever Mod To Hoon A 2014 McLaren F1 Car In GTA 4

Ever wanted to drive a Formula 1 car in GTA? Well, now you can thanks to this mod created by EzayGaming

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Chinese Grand Prix

The fourth round of the 2014 Formula 1 season takes place this weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit in China