The record-breaking Pikes Peak driver Sébastien Loeb will take the wheel of the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak car as he attempts to get the fastest time in the Sunday shoot-out.
(PRWEB UK) 25 June 2014
Peugeot will mark its return to the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 by taking on the famous Goodwood Hillclimb. The record-breaking Pikes Peak driver Sébastien Loeb will take the wheel of the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak car as he attempts to get the fastest time in the Sunday shoot-out.
The Goodwood Hillclimb is the festival’s main event and has been attempted by many of motor sports’ most celebrated figures. The 1.16-mile course begins in the southern corner of the Goodwood Estate, going past Goodwood House, and gradually rising up 300ft towards the South Downs finish line.
Loeb will take on the challenge in the aerodynamic 208 T16 Pikes Peak car. It’s capable of producing 875bhp and weighs just 875kg – with a power to weight ratio of 1:1. The car has also been engineered with its engine sitting in the mid-rear position, in order to make its handling as agile as possible.
The quality of the 208 T16 Pikes Peak car has been acknowledged with awards. In December, it was named ‘Racecar of the Year’ by BBC Top Gear Magazine and ‘Rally Car of the Year’ by Autosport Magazine.
Loeb, who’s been granted kind permission to take on the hillclimb at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 by Citroen Racing, has previous experience in the car. He drove it to the Pikes Peak Hillclimb lap record last year (2013).
Peugeot attempted the hillclimb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013, with Peugeot Sport test-driver Gregory Guilvert completing the short course in 45.87 seconds – the joint-fastest time that year.
To find out more about Peugeot’s stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 and the Goodwood Hillclimb, visit: http://www.peugeot.co.uk/goodwood-festival-of-speed/.
Learn about the Goodwood Hillclimb here: http://grrc.goodwood.com/festival-of-speed/explore-the-event/hill-climb.
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About Goodwood Festival of Speed
The first edition of the Goodwood Festival of Speed was held in 1993. Since then the event has grown, bringing together 150,000 attendees, automotive manufacturers from around the world and legends of motorsport to celebrate design and achievements within the motoring industry. Its main event, the Goodwood Hillclimb, sees motoring legends and race car drivers attempt a technical 1.16-mile course.