Early 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.