The French based automaker Peugeot has released a new video with the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, which is undergoing testing on Mont Ventoux.
After it was officially unveiled a month ago, the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the help of a new video, which is showing the racer undergoing high altitude testing on Mont Ventoux.
“This is an important run because Pikes Peak is very different from a nice, smooth race track. It is vital for us to evaluate the car on a terrain that is more like what we will find in the States. This road will give us a reasonably accurate idea”, said Sebastien Loeb, the race car’s driver.
As a quick reminder, the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak is powered by a 3.2 liter twin-turbo V6 engine, which is good for 875 HP (652 kW), mated to a six-speed sequential transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters. The racer can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 1.8 seconds, from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 4.8 seconds and from 0 to 240 km/h (149 mph) in 7 seconds. The model weighs 875 kg and it’s 4,500 mm long, 2,000 mm wide and 1,300 mm tall, riding on a 2,695 mm wheelbase.