Peugeot considering Pikes Peak return with purpose-built 208

Peugeot Sport is considering a return to the Pikes Peak hillclimb this summer with a purpose-built 208

Peugeot considering Pikes Peak return with purpose-built 208

A spokesperson for the French firm admitted the project was being investigated as part of a potential route back into international motorsport, following the decision to can the 908 race car at the start of last year.

"After the announcement of the [cancellation of the] 908 last year, Peugeot said to Peugeot Sport: 'You have to see a lot of different races and events in the world," said a Peugeot spokesperson.

"Pikes Peak is one event, but it's too early say it's true that we will compete there. We are thinking about it and we are thinking about a lot of different things."

The spokesperson talked down speculation about Sebastien Loeb driving the car.

She added: "People should not forget that he is a Citroen driver and a very important ambassador for that brand.

"Nothing is certain about this, even though he is working in the PSA Group the same as us."

The French firm won the American hillclimb twice in the past with the sensational 405 T16.

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