If at some point you decide to take up the wonderful world of building race cars, you might want to take a look at the how Peugeot was able to build the 208 T16 Pikes Peak race car.

Don’t worry; this build didn’t take up weeks. It didn’t take days; heck, it didn’t even take hours.

It only took them 45 seconds.

Ok, it’s a time-lapse video, which means that the whole thing has been edited. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that what Peugeot did was impressive.

It started from scratch right in front of our eyes and then quickly morphed into a bona fide Pikes Peak-conquering race car, complete with a new body, a suspension unit, and its own powertrain.

That’s the power of modern science and engineering, fellas.

Ok, mixed in with nifty editing but that’s not the point.

Click past the jump to read about the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak race car

Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak Race Car

2013 Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak Racecar High Resolution Exterior
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Peugeot is dead serious about making a huge impression at the upcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Not only did it tap WRC legend Sebastien Loeb to be its driver during the event, but they also proceeded to build him quite a ride to take atop the mountain.

The Peugeot 208 T16 is all that, and then some. Looking the part of a racing maven with bad intentions, the 208 T16 racecar is primed to make a huge name for itself at Pikes Peak.

The car is powered by a twin-turbo V-6 engine that produces a massive 875 horsepower that’s delivered to all four wheels with a power to weight ratio of 1-to-1.

Source: YouTube - Peugeot

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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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