Nine time world rally champion Sébastien Loeb will compete in this year's Pikes Peak event for Peugeot Sport in a butch, rally-prepped 208. The T16 will be competing in the Unlimited category, which allows the designers a fair amount of creativity converting a shopping cart into this mountain munching monster. Peugeot's design team were given basic specifications on size, and worked with the aerodynamics team down the road to create something that looks mental. The basic silhouette of a standard 208 is in there somewhere, but the T16 looks like DTM on steroids. The rude boy wide arches and massive front splitter give it stance, but it's the rear wing that's the real talking point - it was ripped off Peugeot's Le Mans 24 Hours winning 908. This marks a fine return to Pikes Peak for a Peugeot looking to regain its motorsport credibility. Fans of the famous hill climb will no doubt be aware of Ari Vatanen and Robby Unser hustling their Peugeot 405 T16s to victory in 1988 and 1989 respectively. No mean feat as the climb takes in 156 corners over 20 kilometres to the finish line at 4,301 metres. This year's circuit is fully paved, so expect records to tumble. The T16's final performance figures haven't yet been released, but an earlier teaser hinted the T16 would have more than 1000bhp in its final livery. We hope they keep this monochrome look - it's downright dirty.
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