1987 Peugeot 205 T16 Pikes Peak


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

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 byRichard Owen
typeRacing Car
engineXU8T Inline-4
aspirationGarett Turbocharged
valvetrain4 Valves per Cyl
displacement1775 cc / 108.3 in³
bore83 mm / 3.27 in
stroke82 mm / 3.23 in
compression7.0:1
power316.2 kw / 424 bhp @ 7500 rpm
specific output238.87 bhp per litre
bhp/weight467.48 bhp per tonne
torque490.81 nm / 362.0 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
driven wheels4WD
front brakesVented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
rear brakesVented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionWishbones w/Bilstein Shocks
r suspensionWishbones w/Bilstein Shocks
curb weight907 kg / 2000 lbs
wheelbase2540 mm / 100.0 in
length3825 mm / 150.6 in
width1674 mm / 65.9 in
transmission5-Speed