Driven by a passion for automotives, Peugeot has always nourished the spirit of competition.
In the early days of motor sports, the first races already offered the company the opportunity to test out its technological ingenuity. And to this day, its many victories play a role in the commercial success of its vehicles.
Peugeot wins the world’s 1st timed race
During the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris rally, Peugeot’s type 7 is crowned winner, all 3 participating Peugeots are ranked in the first 4 places. Michelin becomes involved in this victory by equipping Peugeot with the first-ever inflatable tyres.
The L76 wins the Dieppe and Indianapolis Grand Prix
The revolutionary L76 series (and its variations) win the 1912-1913 French Grand Prix and the Indianapolis,
USA ones in 1913 and 1916.
Victory for the 402 Darl’mat in the 2L category in Le Mans
The 302 and 402 Darl’mat are distinguished in the Le Mans
24 Hours Race. In 1938, the De Cortanze- Contet team is 5th overall and 1st in the 2L category.
Victory for the 404 in the East African Safari Rally
The 404 wins first place overall 5 times and 4 other firsts in its category in the East African Safari Rally.
5 victories for the 504
The 504 wins the Bandama Rally three times and Moroccan Safaris and Rallies twice.
The 205 T16 is world rally champion.
With Jean Todt as a team manager, the 205 turbo 16 shows its breath-taking velocity, makes a string of wins and becomes a myth.
The 205 T16 wins the Paris-Dakar twice
Its successes inspired the general public
and 205 sales soared, helping Peugeot ride the economic storm.
The 405 T16 piloted by Ari Vatanen sets a new record at Pikes Peak
In the wake of two victories and new records at the Pike Peak Rally, the 405 T16 wins the 1989 and 1990 Paris-Dakar.
The 905 devours the track
The 905 earns 3 victories in 1990 and 5 in 1992, including the Le Mans 24 Hours and becomes world champion. 1993 marks the year of consecration with a triple win in Le Mans for the 905, which earns 3 places on the podium.
908 1st in SPA (Belgium), Road Atlanta (USA)
The 908 Turbo Diesel PF excels in endurance races: 2nd in 2007 and 2008 in the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The 908 achieves a double win in 2009, is ranked 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th in 2011, and wins the Le Mans Series.