208 T16 Unleashed on Le Ventoux

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Sebastien Loeb takes his new ride up one of Europe's most demanding hillclimb roads in preparation for Pikes Peak. And it sounds epic.

We know we’ve covered the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak extensively. And despite how incredibly awesome it is (it’s got a greater power-to-weight ratio than an F1 car, for crying out loud!) we know few of you care. But Peugeot has just released the first footage of the car being driven flat out, and it sounds incredible. In the run-up to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb taking place just weeks from now in Colorado, nine-time WRC champ Sebastien Loeb has taken his new ride (in full race livery) up the final six kilometers of Le Ventoux.

The legendary pass forms part of the Tour de France bicycle race and makes for an exciting setting to unleash the 875-horsepower racecar, along with its spiritual progenitor, the 405 T16 with which Ari Vatanen claimed the record in 1988. The clip well worth the two and a half minutes.

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