1988 Peugeot 405 T16 Pikes Peak – Images, Specifications and Information

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Following the demise of Group B during the 1986 season, switched their attention to Raid, and more specifically the Rally. Relatively little were required to adapt the 205 T16 to the rigours of long distance through some of the world’s treacherous terrain. The effort off with back to back victories in 1987 and 1988.

also entered a 205 in the 1987 Peak Hill Climb but strong opposition from Group B rival Audi.

One of the few with the hugely sophisticated 205 T16 was its short wheelbase. This was no on the tight and twisty stages of rallies but over the jumps in the or the long, winding corners of Peak, it was not ideal. Peugeot’s originally addressed the issue by the wheelbase of the existing design but did not do the proportions of the compact 205 any favours.

A seemingly much more solution was found in 1988; the body of the longer 405 over the 205 gear. Due to nature of the rally this was not nearly as complicated as it may

At its core the 205 T16 still retained the shell of the road car it was based on, be it the rear end chopped off. the chassis consisted of a purpose-built which housed the engine and the On the ‘new’ 405 T16, the section the shell and subframe was lengthened to the handling and also to allow for fuel tanks.

This revised chassis was with new Kevlar and carbon-fibre panels that closely the nose and tail of the 405. One difference was the absence of the rear compared to the road car, was only available as a sedan or and wagon, and not a coupe.

The T16 in the type was a to the engine; a Turbocharged four-cylinder with a total of 16 valves. the displacement restrictions of Group B no applying, it was slightly enlarged to over 1.9 litre. In long specification, this ‘XU engine produced around 400

It was mated to a six-speed manual and a Ferguson all-wheel drive This featured a driver-adjustable differential that controlled the of power sent to the front and wheels. Suspension was through wishbones, with twin and dampers on all four corners.

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Dubbed the 405 T16 Grand Raid, the new machine debuted at the 1988 rally where it lined up the tried and trusted 205 T16. The car the scales at 880 kg with empty but once filled to the broom 435 litres of fuel, the new 405 weighed kg.

The French team consisted of two and two 205s. Peugeot’s conservative of entering two of each car paid off as the new car on its debut. Fortunately one of the two 205s did the gruelling rakky to take the second win.

Alongside the Raid, Peugeot also a slightly different version of the 405 specifically for the Pikes Peak Climb. It was slightly lower, with massive wings and steer. Ari Vatanen took a victory and bettered the record set a earlier by Walter Rohrl in an The Fin’s heroic efforts captured in the spectacular short ‘Climb Dance’.

Especially the on-board footage just how brave these were. In 1989, Robby took the 405’s second Peak win and Vatanen’s record was not until 1994.

Peugeot to Paris-Dakar in 1989 with the 405 and one of the cars being held for by some locals, took yet victory in the world’s most long distance rally. the example set by its predecessor the 405 T16 Grand followed its first victory by a This proved to be the end of the long of one of the most successful family of cars ever.

Peugeot set its sight on the 24 Hours of Le while sister company took over the Paris-Dakar in 1991.

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