Sébastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak

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When we first reported that rally ace Sébastien Loeb would be driving Peugeot's 875 hp monster up the treacherous Pikes Peak hill climb, it was clear that a record breaking time was on the cards. But what actually transpired was more than just record breaking: it was total annihilation, as Loeb completed his run in 8:13.878, over a minute and a half faster than the previous best.

Not content, Loeb and his Peugeot now head to the Goodwood hill-climb in search of a new record. He'll attempt to beat the record set by a McLaren F1 car this June.

Sébastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
Sebastien Loeb
Sébastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 30: Sebastien Loeb, of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, crosses the finish line setting a record time of 8:13.878 during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
Sébastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 30: Sebastien Loeb, of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, crosses the finish line setting a record time of 8:13.878 during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 30: Sebastien Loeb, of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, pushes his car at the summit after setting a record time of 8:13.878 during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
Sébastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 30: Sebastien Loeb, of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, pushes his car at the summit after setting a record time of 8:13.878 during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 30: Sebastien Loeb, of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, speaks to the media after setting a record time of 8:13.878 during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
Sébastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 30: Sebastien Loeb, of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, speaks to the media after setting a record time of 8:13.878 during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 30: Sebastien Loeb, of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, celebrates after setting a record time of 8:13.878 during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
Sébastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 30: Sebastien Loeb, of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, celebrates after setting a record time of 8:13.878 during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 27: Sebastien Loeb of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak practices for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 27, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
Sébastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 27: Sebastien Loeb of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak practices for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 27, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 26: Sebastien Loeb, of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, practices for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
Sébastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 26: Sebastien Loeb, of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, practices for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 27: Sebastien Loeb of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak practices for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 27, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
Sébastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 27: Sebastien Loeb of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak practices for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 27, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 27: Sebastien Loeb of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak practices for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 27, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
Sébastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 27: Sebastien Loeb of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak practices for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 27, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 27: Sebastien Loeb of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak practices for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 27, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
Sébastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 27: Sebastien Loeb of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak practices for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 27, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 28: Sebastien Loeb, of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak practices for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 28, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
Sébastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 28: Sebastien Loeb, of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak practices for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 28, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 28: Sebastien Loeb of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, practices for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 28, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
Sébastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 28: Sebastien Loeb of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, practices for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 28, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 26: Sebastien Loeb, of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, practices for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)
Sébastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 26: Sebastien Loeb, of France, driver of the #208 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, practices for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images)

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