You’ve seen the images, but to see it from the driver’s point of view – well it’s another thing all together. Get yourself a drink, sit back and let nine-time world rally champion Sébastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 do the talking.

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27 comments
bilfreaken
bilfreaken

It really isn't fair to compair Loeb with the old guys that could actually drive! The records back then was set with the Pikes Peak consisting of minimum 50% gravel. It takes balls to be able to drive a car through tight hairpins with bone Breaking speed, and completely sideways with only a few inches to the edge. I am very disappointed that Loeb ONLY beat the time with 1,5 minutes... Come on, every idiot in a car with semislicks Can do a average time ón Pikes Peak with 100% asphalt

tanksnr
tanksnr

Great, and without a navi too! :->. Car was beautifully set up according to Loeb. No matter, 170bpm heartrate says he's not complacent at all.

JonathanW
JonathanW

The power and weight of this car are wild, but not to the point that no-one else could build a similar car - also if you look at the aero, again it's well developed but it's not got F1 intricacy. I think Peugeot and Seb Loeb have simply gone and knocked 7 shades of shite out of the competition with a perfectly balanced car and driver combination.

TimGRedman
TimGRedman

Ahhh is it just me or does he accelerate with his left foot?! You can see it at the start of the vid.

Gomez85
Gomez85

Hey, did I thought I saw Larry on one of those turns taking pictures (yeah right!)....OMG, that is flying up that mountain. Good job Mr. Loeb!

zephoto
zephoto

There were a few parts watching this that poo came out I think.  Taking some of those sweepers @ ~130-140mph... hoooooooly hell!

DJ_Manila
DJ_Manila

Loeb is from a different planet. I was watching him when he just started WRC and I knew he was going to be good but not 9 times in a row good in a very unpredictable motorsport. 

 

Funny fact that he is or was a gymnast 

HRDNTS
HRDNTS

Be nice if they took that thing time attack racing. Just to see what it  would do. Next stop Tsukuba? haha

Wildcardfox
Wildcardfox

when I watch the vid, there are times when I get scarred seeing the cliffs and the speed that he is traveling. The fact that he just blocked out all of that and ran as if he was on a F1 track is amazing. He destroyed the previous time, and I think—along with most—that this time will stand for a long time. This was an epic drive.

ComJive
ComJive

it's no climb dance, but it'll do (pig)

JDMized
JDMized

Lol, funny how you commented on the Pagani's post how "we at Speedhunters don't always look for the latest news....blah blah" then you go on, search the YouTube for Loeb's run on Pikes Peak and post it here.....contradictory much?

getwell
getwell

the car seems perfect (and i mean that as a compliment) and Loeb made it look effortless. wow!

KietaPhillips
KietaPhillips

Damn, just the view from the top of the peak is insane, and that acceleration. Congrats man, that machine is just perfect.

regno
regno

There is "pro`s" and real professionals.That's how the racing professionals do it

Oliver J H Rose
Oliver J H Rose

Wow !! this is insanely quick !

 

Watching this whilst eating my Cheerios. 

what a great start to my day : )

 

zackspeed333
zackspeed333

I have watched this quite a few times since yesterday and the acceleration and speed is nuts.  He gets up to the limiter quite a bit at that's 160mph from what was said on the broadcast.  I think if it where geared a bit taller the 7 mark would happen. Millen thinks it cant be beat.

Stealthxero
Stealthxero

Actually managed to spot my girlfriend and I on the sidelines. I know we were close to the start but he was only racing for 3.6 seconds by the time he passed us!

worker bee
worker bee

 @bilfreaken Wow "every idiot in a car with semislicks" drive like the 9 time WRC Champion up Pikes Peak! This comment made my day! LMAO!

Lole
Lole

 @bilfreaken OMG, another king of forum...

Why didn t you get a car, and 4 semi slick to beat that time dude ?

CoryTate
CoryTate

 @JonathanW the whole video I was thinking WOW this car is setup to be perfect. he didn't even have to struggle much. (It is Loeb though, I doubt he has to struggle with anything driving related)

SuzyWallace
SuzyWallace moderator

 @DJ_Manila He does just make it seem easy doesn't he? And a gymnast?! Well there's a career you don't get a lot of crossover into motorsport from!

SuzyWallace
SuzyWallace moderator

 @JDMized I think you perhaps misunderstood. We weren't saying that we don't post news, only that we don't post every last bit of inconsequential news - we pick just the content that is relevant to our readers. I think a record-breaking time by one of the world's greatest drivers on one of the world's toughest tracks is very relevant, hence here it is. Hope that clears it up!

Lole
Lole

 @zackspeed333 Help wanted in Peugeot Team, gogo zackspeed, they need you !

JDMized
JDMized

@SuzyWallace perhaps I misunderstood. But Loeb latest feat has been on people's mouth for a while now. Again, great results from Team Peugeot and Sebastien Loeb....

Unexpected Hero
Unexpected Hero

 @JDMized  @SuzyWallace Considering Speedhunters was actually at the event taking shots... Of COURSE they are going to post this video. It "The One" everyone wants to see.


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