Peugeot entered Group B with a highly modified version of their 205 hatchback in 1984. Between the original 205 and the 205 T16, the overall body-shape was the only common element. The unitary chassis/body construction was abandoned for a lightweight tubular frame construction and the engine was moved from the front to the rear. Following Audi’s four wheel drive Quattro rally cars, the 205 T16 was equipped with an all wheel drive system. The rally car’s name was derived from the engine’s layout of 16 valves per cylinder and the addition of a Garrett Turbocharger. Helped by an intercooler, the Turbocharged 1.8 litre engine was quoted at 450 bhp.
Rally demostration stage, Race Retro Historic Motorsports Show, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, 26th February 2011.
Nikon D50, Sigma 175-500 zoom at 500mm, manual setting 1/80 sec f/13, ISO 800