Video: Peugeot 208 T16 Caught Testing

We now know that Sebastian Loeb will be tackling the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in the new Peugeot 208 T16. We also know that it weighs just 875kg and has 875hp at its disposal. That’s an amazing 1:1 power/weight ratio and it gifts the 208 T16 with a 0-62mph time of 1.8 seconds. From a standstill it can even hit 150mph in just 7.0 seconds, about the same time as most hot hatches will have crawled their way to 60mph.

Peugeot 208 T16 Testing

Peugeot 208 T16 testing ahead of its Pike Peak challenge

Fortunately the T16 has all-wheel drive and an extreme aero package that should help Loeb to keep it on the black stuff, but it’s going to be a handful!

What we didn’t know, until now, is what it looks like on the move and what it sounds like. Those two questions are answered in this video and the answer to both is … absolutely fantastic! Crank up your speakers and enjoy.

Peugeot 208 T16 Interior

No, there’s not a lot of boot space in this 208

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Author: Chris Auty

Voted the Breakthrough Blogger of 2013 by SEAT and the Guild of Motoring Writers , Chris has lived and breathed cars since he was old enough to say 'faster'. With a penchant for hot hatches and an allergy to public transport, he would much prefer to drive a bad car than never drive at all. Fortunately his family has learned to put up with this obsession and the internet has provided a channel for his ramblings.

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