Peugeot has decided to contest the 2013 Pikes Peak Hill Climb which continues to stand out as one of motor sport’s most exacting, internationally-reputed competitions.
Peugeot’s bid to win the unique Colorado Springs based event with the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak has led it to join forces with key partners: Total, Red Bull, Michelin and Sébastien Loeb.
Peugeot’s participation in this epic race has previously seen the Marque triumph with the legendary 205 T16 and 405 T16 Pikes Peak.
It was exactly 100 years ago that Peugeot notched up its first racing victory, at Indianapolis, the first of a very long list of successes in some of motor sport’s most mythical events.
The Pikes Peak Hill Climb’s unique course was finally entirely asphalted last year and comprises 156 turns over a distance of 20 kilometres that takes competitors from an altitude of 2,800 metres to 4,300 metres at its highest point. The event is famous too, as the USA’s second-oldest motorsport competition after Indianapolis and, over the decades, it has earned a reputation as a notoriously difficult and complex challenge.
The Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak has been entered in the premier ‘Unlimited’ class and has been given the start number ‘208Source: Peugeot