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Peugeot 205 T16

Peugeot 205 T16

This was one of the infamous Group B rally contenders homologated for the road in the same vein as Ford's RS200 and MG's 6R4, but this car was the most successful rally machine, taking the constructors' championship in 1985 and 1986 and making world champions of Timo Salonnen and Juha Kankkunen. The T16 was a 205 two-door hatchback only in looks, because underneath it used a strong steel moonquake with rear tubular frame holding the transversely mounted engine and gearbox which was accessed by hinging rear bodywork. A center differential split drive between the front and rear wheels, depending on conditions, from 25:75 to 45:55 front/rear. Double wishbones, anti-roll bars and coil-over-shocks made up the suspension. Powering the car was an all-alloy 16v engine with Bosch fuel injection, dry sump lubrication and an intercooled KKK turbo.

Peugeot 205 T16 Specifications

Top speed:128 mph (205 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):7.8 sec
Engine type:In-line four
Displacement:108 ci (1,775 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:200 bhp (149 kW) @ 6,750 rpm
Max torque:188 lb ft (256 Nm) @ 4,000 rpm
Weight:2,436 lb (1,107 kg)
Economy:23 mpg (8.2 km/I)
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