Peugeot 205 T16 Evo 2: The Beast

The French automobile company, Peugeot, based in Sochaux, became world-renowned for rally sports competitions in the early 1980s when its division, the Talbot, gained the world's first title in 1981, demonstrating the great talent of Jean Todt's manager. In the future he will become responsible for Ferrari (the epic years of Schumacher) and president of the FIA.

The 205 B Group, even though it departed from the road version, is a prototype car with a tubular trellis frame, a full-trailing, transversal rear motor, a 960 kg weight, whose bodywork for marketing purposes recalls very closely the standard 205 series. In the debut season, its 4-cylinder engine with 1,775 cc supercharged engine has 350 hp.
In the racing season of 1986, rival construction companies sharpen their weapons, one on all the Lancia Delta S4, forcing Peugeot to increase the power of the 205 T16 Evo2 to about 560 hp!

Just the duel with the Delta S4 (another power monster) of Kankkunen and Alèn sees the 205 Turbo 16 Evo2 still triumph in the World Ranking Rally builders after a series of disqualifications and re-stunts that have incredible (reminds me so much of the disqualification Of the Mini of many years before), although the title of the pilot wins Kankkunen on Lancia.
The next season, 1986, saw the abolition of Group B cars as a result of several fatal accidents.

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