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Peugeot teases its 208 T16 Pikes Peak racer

Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:59:00 EST

Peugeot is returning to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this year after a 14-year absence, and it has begun teasing the 208 T16 that Sébastien Loeb will be piloting up the mountain. Sporting a carbon fiber effects package that you won't find on the dealership floor nor at your local tuner, even the cockpit is a surprise since it features a central driving position.

Waging war in the Unlimited Class, it will have gobs of power underhood, the number 208 on its sides and two self-locking diffs to get power to the proper wheels. The entire route is paved this year, but Loeb has proved he knows how to handle tarmac in a variety of circumstances: after taking third in the French GT Championship last year, he entered the FIA GT series this year and won the opening race of the season earlier this month in a McLaren MP4-12C.

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By Jonathon Ramsey

See also: Peugeot returning to Pikes Peak with S'ebastien Loeb [w/video], The 2013 Peugeot 2008 is a global crossover with efficiency at its heart [w/video], Ailing Peugeot writes-down over $5.5B in assets.