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1987 Peugeot 205 T16 Pikes Peak
226 - Pikes Peak 1987. Ari Vatanen/Peugeot 205 Turbo 16. 2me

1987 Peugeot 205 T16 Pikes Peak

1987 Peugeot 205 T16 Pikes Peak

Group B racing came to an end in 1986 with an unfortunate accident involving an Delta S4. Sadly, Lancia lead driver, Henri Toivonen and his co-driver, Sergio Cresto, were killed in a high-speed accident while racing. Group B was instally cancelled for the 1987 season. After Group Bs cancellation, Peugeot used much of their experience developing the 205 T16 for the Paris-Dakar Rally and Pikes Peak Hillclimb.

At Pikes Peak, Peugeot was fighting with Audi and their Sport Quattro S1 which won the event. Peugeot’s response was to lengthen their car and wrap it with a 405 bodyshell for both 1988 and 1989.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Racing Car
engine XU8T Inline-4
aspiration Garett Turbocharged
valvetrain 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 1775 cc / 108.3 in³
bore 83 mm / 3.27 in
stroke 82 mm / 3.23 in
compression 7.0:1
power 316.2 kw / 424 bhp @ 7500 rpm
specific output 238.87 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 467.48 bhp per tonne
torque 490.81 nm / 362.0 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
driven wheels 4WD
front brakes Vented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
rear brakes Vented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension Wishbones w/Bilstein Shocks
r suspension Wishbones w/Bilstein Shocks
curb weight 907 kg / 2000 lbs
wheelbase 2540 mm / 100.0 in
length 3825 mm / 150.6 in
width 1674 mm / 65.9 in
transmission 5-Speed