Backed by a $1 million-plus budget direct from from factory, the Peugeot 405 T16 was built by Peugeot Talbot Sport and was derived from the Peugeot 405 and the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 in 1988 for African rally raids. With four wheel steering, a feature never before seen on a rally or hillclimb car, the engine sat very low in front of the right rear wheel with the turbo charger on the opposite side. Boasting exceptional power-to-weight ratio, the car produced more 600 horsepower, yet barely weighed 900 kilograms, it could accelerate from zero to 200 km/h in less than 10 seconds.
With Ari Vatanen behind the wheel, the 405 won the Paris Dakar rally in 1989 and 1990, as well the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 1988 in record-breaking time.
Everything you need to know about the 405 T16 right here (well worth the watch)…
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