Car Car Car Car Car Car Car Car
Classic Car Pal
Country Classic Cars
Financing by J. J. Best & Co.
Champion Motors
Wagner's
Specialty Auto Auctions
Konken's
Factory Five Racing, Inc.
Duffy's
American Dream Machines
Black Tie Classics
Soneff's
Motion Unlimited Museum
Interlakes Sport Center
Coyote Classics
News & Reviews >
Quick Search

Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 1 Group B

By info@topspeed.com (Michael Fira)
The Peugeot 205 T16 is the 347-horsepower all-wheel-drive beast from France that had both Lancia and Audi down on their knees in the second half of the Group B era. It was driven by the likes of Ari Vatanen, Bruno Saby, Timo Salonen, and Juha Kankkunen. The 205 T16, with T16 standing for Turbocharged 16 since the car was fitted with a KKK turbocharger and a 16-valve cylinder head, is arguably a strange case in motorsport. As one of the most successful rally cars of the astonishing Group B era, it is criminally overlooked. People idolize the Audi Quattro for its innovative four-wheel-drive system or the Lancia 037 which was the last rear-wheel-drive car to win the WRC constructors title, but the 205 remains the unsung hero. It only debuted in 1984, in the third season since the Group B rules came into effect. This first model was known as the Evolution 1 and lacked the flamboyant, but efficient, aerodynamic elements of the Evolution 2. Unlike your usual 205 GTI, for instance, the rally car had the engine in the middle, and it featured a changeable epicyclic gear train that was used to alter the amount of power sent to either axle. Once surpassing the inherent issues that arise after debuting a brand-new car, the Peugeot Talbot Sport outfit, led by none other than the future general manager of the Ferrari F1 team, Jean Todt, crushed everyone in its path winning 13 rallies between 1985 and 1986.

Read more at feeds.topspeed.com




Mr. Car Shipper
A & E Classic Cars
AutoStore
Klemme Klassic Kars
Drager's
Nordstrom's Automotive, Inc.
Classic Auto Sales
Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers
Good Time Classics
Drivin' Dreams
KC Classic Auto
Classic Car Sales, Inc.
Midwest Car Exchange
Classic Dreamcars
Ellingson Motorcars LLC
Pioneer Auto Museum
Tony D. Branda Shelby and Mustang Parts
Carroll Street Auto
Country Classics
Schulte Automotive and Subaru


Search | Featured Ads | Browse Dealers | Search Dealers | Search Parts | Services | Home | Subscribe | Online Subscription
RSS | Advertise | Events | Success Stories | Auta Collection | Ad Manager | Dealer Login | Liability | Contact Us | Press | Links