TG drives Peugeot 208 T16
Before it heads to a museum, our tame rallyist thrashes Loeb’s Pikes Peak racer
Posted: 14 Feb 2014
Removing his helmet, Kris is drenched in sweat. "I've driven Group B rally cars, and you could say this is a state-of-the-art Group B car," he confesses while sponging his brow with his balaclava. "But to have the Holy Grail of a one-to-one power-to-weight ratio, in a car of this spec is pretty special. It constantly blows your mind in terms of what it's capable of. The car is not the limiting factor... it's the driver.
"In this environment, it makes a WRC car feel like a toy - another level. I was trying to explore a bit more of the brakes, and I stopped 60 metres before the corner." But is he getting near the limit? "Not yet. The problem is trying to figure out how it reacts in a corner. You keep on probing a little bit, a little bit more, but you're so afraid that as soon as you go at it, you're gone. It takes every sinew in your body to not let yourself go too far."