4 de julho de 2013

Sebastien Loeb destroys the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record with the Peugeot 208 T16 [Video]

The French racing driver needed just 8m13.878sec to completely smash the previous record of 9m46.164sec, set by Rhys Millen last year. The New Zealander driver took almost 44 seconds off his own record, still he ended second, 49 seconds behind the winner (9m02.192sec). Impressive. See the POV video below.

The French pilot negotiated the almost 20km and 156 corners of the mountain at an average speed of 145km/h, setting an incredible time that nobody expected. Peugeot had a computer simulation that predicted Loeb could do a time of 8 minutes and 15 seconds, and he even beat the simulation.

But we also have to highlight the figures produced by the Peugeot 208 T16. The 3.2 liter V6 generates 850PS 875PS (863hp or 644kW) and weighs only 875kg (1929lbs) and is connected to a six-speed sequential gearbox. The car needs just 1.8 seconds to reach 100km/h (62mph), 4.8 seconds to 200km/h (124mph), and reaches the top speed of 240km/h (149mph) in just 7 seconds.

Source: redbull/peugeot