Peugeot has officially unveiled the 208 T16 Pikes Peak which comes with a powerful twin-turbo V6 3.2-liter unleashing an impressive 875 bhp (652 kW) which are sent to all four wheels with the help of a six-speed sequential gearbox that has paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. The car is capable of performing the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in just 1.8 seconds, while from 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) it takes 7 seconds. Peugeot says the car will hit 149 mph (240 km/h) from a standstill in 7 seconds. It rides on 18×13 magnesium alloys which have been wrapped around in 31/71×18 tires provided by Michelin.
The race car has a carbon bodywork and a tubular steel frame with front and rear anti-roll bars and a complex suspension system packing double wishbones as well as pushrod/rocker arm actuation for all wheels. Stopping the car efficiently are hydraulic double-circuit brakes that have light-alloy, one-piece calipers with 380mm front vented carbon discs and 355mm rear carbon discs also vented.
The vehicle weighs 1,929 lbs (875 kg) and has a 2695mm wheelbase. It’s 4500mm long, 1300mm tall and 2000mm wide, with a rear wing borrowed from the Peugeot 908 which measures 2000mm. It’s fuel tank can accommodate 40 liters of fuel, while other highlights include torsion bars, pressurized dampers and hydraulic power steering.