After releasing a few teasers, Peugeot officially revealed its 208 T16 Pikes Peak competitor for the 2013 edition of the race to the clouds.

Even though the T16 is inspired by the production version of the Peugeot 208, the similarities between the two cars are minimal. The Pikes Peak variant is distinguished by its extremely wide fenders and rear wheels arches as well as its ridiculously pronounced aero kit. Interestingly, the rear wing is borrowed from the Peugeot 908, winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

There's no word yet from Peugeot about what powers this beast but the unlimited class features machines that produce as much as 1,000 Hp. So a 800+ Hp power train is not out of question. The official livery of the car is yet to be revealed but think it looks exquisite the way it is now!

Peugeot hopes to achieve once again what the 405 T16 once achieved. During the "race to the clouds", the beast will be driven by none other than eight times WRC World Champion Sébastien Loeb. More pictures in the gallery below and presentation video after the jump. Stay tuned for more information.

[Source: Peugeot]
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