Thursday, 3 January 2013

Peugeot 205 T16

The Peugeot 205 T16 is one of my favourite cars, and you may well have noticed me banging on about them on SuckSqueezeBangBlow before. Phenomenal, brutal, obscenely powerful Group B monsters with outrageous aero addenda and chattering wastegates.
The T16 you see here is one of the road-going homologation models, usually found in dark metallic grey. It wears the livery of the full-house rally machines, but the clues of its toned-down nature are obvious, not least in the rather more civilised interior. Nevertheless, 'toned-down' in this case doesn't really say much - even the road-spec T16 was a monstrous and terrifying thing, with its mid-mounted, turbocharged, 200bhp engine, rally-spec 4WD drivetrain, and diminutive wheelbase that loved to snap into violent oversteer at the merest suggestion of mid-corner throttle. A true legend, this; the livery may be a little dishonest in this context (and, given the relative values of the road and rally cars, may have even devalued this example a bit), but it's still a sensational thing. And all yours for £70k - click here.

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