When Top Gear drove the Peugeot 208 T16
Seb Loeb's 875bhp was fastest at Goodwood this weekend. Here's what happened when our man got a drive
Posted: 01 Jul 2014
"Ah... ei... ow... h..." Letters stutter out of Kris's mouth when he returns to the pits. "It's f*****g fast!" He shakes his head in disbelief. "Mind-blowing, it's absolutely mind-blowing. So capable. The power delivery is completely smooth - the smoothest thing I've ever driven. You're fired back into your seat, so your eyes have to poke out to try to read the road ahead. It's not familiar at all."
Speaking to the car's creator, Kris expresses his shock at how quickly it takes gears: "You don't appreciate, even when you're in it, how quickly it gathers speed. You have to have your wits about you to anticipate everything and just keep firing gears at it. I'm still nowhere near the potential, even in a straight line. I'm not even using the rev lights at the moment, just doing it through feel."