Peugeot based its Group B rally homologation on the two door, diesel-engined version of the 205. Officially called the 205 T16, that car’s cast iron block was fitted with a specially-developed DOHC head and turbocharged within an inch of its life. The homologation cars were durable, but- with only a handful of surviving examples and parts forged from only the finest unobtanium- far too rare and too costly to actually flog, even for rich guys. So, what’s an enterprising young Peugeot enthusiast to do? Obviously: build your own Group B racer!
That’s what you see here, in fact- a replica. On the outside, this Peugeot looks like the real racing deal. It’s all Mitsubishi EVO VI under the skin, however. And, frankly, that’s not the worst idea in the world- especially when you consider how much performance people have been getting out of Evos in recent years.
In the case of this
replica tribute car, that Evo engine puts out about 400 HP and is mated to a dog-leg gearbox and accompanied that sends 400 hp to all four wheels. A modern ECU incorporating rolling anti-lag helps keep the engine on boil, too, for a failful representation of the original Peugeot Group B’s epic performance, if not its engineering.
You can check out this awesome tribute in all its fire-breathing fury, below, then let us know what you think of the EVO-engined replica in the comments section at the bottom of the page.