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Loeb And Peugeot Pikes Peak Car Set For Record Goodwood Hill Climb Run

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Sébastien Loeb is undeniably the living master of all things unpaved, and, as he proved at last year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, he can chuck a car around just fine on asphalt, too. Now, he's aiming for the top of the charts at the Goodwood Festival of Speed's famous hill climb.

His chariot of choice will be the same Peugeot 208 T16 that took him to the world-record Pikes Peak run, packing 875 horsepower and scrappy all-wheel drive as well as more down force than a locomotive hauling bricks.

Loeb's target is Nick Heidfeld's current record, a blast through the 1.16-mile course in just 41.6 seconds in the McLaren MP4-13 F1 car from the 1998 season. The record was set in 1999.

While he wasn't competing against F1 drivers in F1 cars at Pikes Peak, Loeb's utter obliteration of the previous record time by more than 90 seconds suggests Heidfeld's record is in serious danger.

Click here for all of our Goodwood Festival of Speed coverage.
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