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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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
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.
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.
Ahhh is it just me or does he accelerate with his left foot?! You can see it at the start of the vid.
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!
There were a few parts watching this that poo came out I think. Taking some of those sweepers @ ~130-140mph... hoooooooly hell!
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
Be nice if they took that thing time attack racing. Just to see what it would do. Next stop Tsukuba? haha
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.
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?
Damn, just the view from the top of the peak is insane, and that acceleration. Congrats man, that machine is just perfect.
Wow !! this is insanely quick !
Watching this whilst eating my Cheerios.
what a great start to my day : )
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.
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!
@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!
@bilfreaken OMG, another king of forum...
Why didn t you get a car, and 4 semi slick to beat that time dude ?
@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)
@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!
@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!
@zackspeed333 Help wanted in Peugeot Team, gogo zackspeed, they need you !
@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....