When looking at the absolutely insane Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 raced at Pikes Peak, it’s difficult to imagine such a raw, race focused machine could have a road going sibling. Built to race in the final years of Group B, it managed great success in its short two years, winning the WRC Constructors title in both years, later achieve success at Pikes Peak. The 500hp rally car was albeit slightly toned down to create a road car built to homologate the rally monster.
Propelled by Peugeot’s mid mounted transverse 1.8-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder block, the Turbo 16 road cars power output was reduced to 200hp, more than enough poke in a mid engined hatchback with near perfect weight distribution. Despite the reduction in power, the road going 205 Turbo 16’s were still very capable rally cars, so much so they’ve endured to the point where the 200 produced now change hands in the region of £160,000.
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