206 T16

New Zealand Classic Car - - Feature -

Dur­ing the heady days of Group B ral­ly­ing, Peu­geot de­cided it wanted a piece of the ac­tion. To en­ter the se­ries, there had to be at least 200 road-go­ing ex­am­ples of a car pro­duced. En­ter the Peu­geot T16. With a 205 bodyshell, the T16 was trans­formed into a mid-en­gine four-wheel-drive mon­ster. Us­ing the cast-iron block from the diesel ver­sion of the 205, the road-go­ing ver­sions pro­duced just half the power (147kw) of the race vari­ants. The T16 saw sig­nif­i­cant suc­cess, win­ning 15 World Rally events, in­clud­ing the Rally of New Zealand twice.

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