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Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 World Rally Champion 1985 - 1986 – Paris Dakar Winner 1987 -1988 – 2nd Pikes Peak 1987

The Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 project is unveiled in 1982, the first prototype is built in 1983. In 1984 the car achieve its first victories before winning Wolrd Rally Championship (WRC) in 1985 and 1986.

Peugeot wanted to promote the launch of the 205 series in production and to demonstrate its skills and knowledge of automobile.

To be able to race in Group B, the FIA recquired at this time that 200 road homologated vehicles were available in production. Peugeot technicals choice were the following :

  1. Compact car
  2. 4 wheel drives with the possibility to modify torque depending on ground grip : 25% front/ 75% rear for asphalt and 45% front/ 55% rear on snow and ice.
  3. 1775cm3 engine supercharged delivering 450 HP
  4. Composite materials to limit weight to 960 kg.

After its Group B victories ( World Champion 1985, 1986) Peugeot adapted successfully the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 for Rally Raid, winning Paris Dakar in 1987 and 1988.
The Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 also competed at Pikes Peak in 1987 with a special evolution claiming 2nd place with Ari Vatanen at the wheel.

Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Specifications :

Width :  1700 mm
Lenght : 3820 mm
Height : 1330 mm
Weight : 940 kg
Engine : 4 cylinder in line 1775 cm3 – turbo charged 420 to 450 HP
Transmission : 5 speed

Wallpapers: Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 - World Rally Champion 1985 - 1986 – Paris Dakar Winner 1987 -1988 – 2nd Pikes Peak 1987

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