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You thought the Peugeot 405 was somewhat lacking a certain something? Wanted to go from Paris to Dakar in a hurry? You were a Finnish gentleman called Ari Vatanen and you needed to get up Pikes Peak really, really quickly?

Meet the 405 T16. It was, except that one had a steel monocoque, four doors, front engine and steel panels and the other had a spaceframe, two doors, mid engine and fibreglass panels, just like the one you could buy at your local PSA dealer.

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You want more? watch Messrs Vatanen and Unser in action here

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