875hp Peugeot Dominates Goodwood Hill Climb

 |  |  June 30, 2014

by Kenny Hoeschen

Sébastien Loeb demolished the record for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2013 in his 876hp Peugeot 208 T16. This year, he brought the car to the Goodwood Festival of Speed and did the same thing on that hill climb course, blowing away the competition for 2014 and winning the event with a time of 44.60 seconds. The hill climb at Goodwood is just is just 1.16 miles long with nine turns, so there’s almost no time to recover from a mistake.

Loeb is the nine time World Rally champion and no stranger to winning races. He had a very quick run on his first time on the Goodwood course with a time of 45:45. He then came back the next day and set the 2014 best time at 44:60. The course’s record time still stands at 41.60 seconds set in 1999 by Nick Heidfeld driving a McLaren MP4/13 Formula One racer. Loeb said that he knew after his first run that he couldn’t top that time due to his car’s gearing setup, but we imagine that Loeb hasn’t given up just yet.

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