Peugeot Blitzes Pikes Peak

Peugeot wins at Pikes Peak

Peugeot wins at Pikes PeakEarly this month we reported here that Mitsubishi was heading for the hill climb at Pikes Peak in the US with their new electric car and a strong desire to take the top spot and perhaps set a new course record.

Unfortunately for Mitsubishi Peugeot rained on their parade when Sebastian Loeb took their 208 T16 up Pikes Peak in an incredible 8 minutes and 13 seconds. The previous record of 9 minutes and 46 seconds had only been set the year before.

The Pikes Peak course is 20km long … it includes 159 corners … and Loeb’s average speed in his 875 horsepower Peugeot 208 T16 was 145km/h.

Watch the video and take a ride with Sebastian Loeb as Peugeot blitzes Pikes Peak … but don’t be fooled by how easy the course looks at the start. About 5 minutes in you’ll begin to notice that you can’t see anything but sky on one side of the road … and there aren’t many barriers … and his average speed is 145km/h.

Peugeot Blitzes Pikes Peak
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