How long does it take to build a Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak? Well, about forty seconds if you speed the film up, as you can see in the time-lapse video above.
Watch as Sebastien Loeb’s contender for this summer’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb gets built from the ground up by the Peugeot mechanics.
Loeb recently took the 208 T16 Pikes Peak to the legendary Tour de France stage of Mont Ventoux to stretch the car’s legs and introduce it to its daddy, the 405 T16 that Ari Vatanen drove at Pikes Peak in 1988 and which featured in the legendary film Climb Dance. Watch the test runs below:
Nine-time World Rally Champion Loeb will arrive at Pikes Peaks with hopes of beating Rhys Millen’s record-breaking run from 2012 of 9 minutes, 46.164 seconds. The Frenchman clearly thinks that the 208 T16 Pikes Peak is the car to do it in.
“For sure it’s special,” Loeb told redbull.com last month. “It’s really for me the most impressive car [I’ve driven]. It’s a lot of horsepower because the regulation is unlimited. A lot of horsepower, a lot of downforce. It just looks a little bit like a road car but the rest is completely crazy.”
The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb runs from June 25-30. Catch all the action here on redbull.com.
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