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
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