Curbside Outtake: Peugeot 106 S16 – Lightweight Little Lion Out Of Alberta

In a landscape dominated by elephantine SUVS and rapacious monster trucks, found this lion cub far from its homeland a few days ago. Fortunately it was resting safely in a city park. Thanks to car apparently being for sale in Calgary at Zen Autoworks, found that it is a 2002 Peugeot 106 S16 with advertised 101,000 km. In photo on company’s website the car is wearing different wheels. For an overview of 106’s hot versions, see Johannes Dutch’s post on a 106 Rallye Phase 2.

With 118 hp from the 1.6L DOHC engine moving only about 850 kg empty weight, this should be one quick little car.

My road bike carefully (!) leaned up shows pint size of the hot hatch.