Driven by a passion for automobiles, PEUGEOT has always nourished the spirit of competition. In the early days of motor sport and to this day, its many victories play a vital role in the commercial success of its vehicles.
PEUGEOT WINS THE WORLD'S FIRST TIMED RACE
During the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris rally, PEUGEOT's Type 7 was crowned the winner, with all three participating PEUGEOTS ranked in the first four places. Michelin also claimed a part of this victory by having equipped the PEUGEOT cars with the first-ever inflatable tyres.
THE L76 WINS THE DIEPPE AND INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX
The revolutionary L76 series (and its variations) won the 1912–1913 French Grand Prix, and the Indianapolis 500 and the US Grand Prix in 1913, 1916 and 1919.
VICTORY FOR THE 402 DARL'MAT AT LE MANS IN THE 2L CATEGORY
The 302 and 402 Darl’mat stand out at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 1938, the De Cortanze-Contet team finished fifth overall and first in the 2L category.
VICTORY FOR THE 404 IN THE EAST AFRICAN SAFARI RALLY
In the East African Safari Rally, the PEUGEOT 404 won first place overall five times and four other firsts in its category (1963, 1966, 1967 and 1968).
5 VICTORIES FOR THE 504 HATCHBACK
The PEUGEOT 504 hatchback and the coupé 504 V6 won the Bandama Rally and the Moroccan Rally twice (1975 and 1976), as well as the Safari Rally and the Rallye Côte d'Ivoire in 1978.
THE 205 T16 IS WORLD RALLY CHAMPION
With Jean Todt as team manager, the 205 Turbo 16 showed its breath-taking velocity, taking a string of wins (constructor and driver world champions) and becoming a PEUGEOT legend.
THE 205 T16 WINS THE PARIS-DAKAR TWICE
Its successes inspired the general public and 205 sales soared as a result, helping PEUGEOT ride the economic storm at the time.
THE 405 T16, DRIVEN BY ARI VATANEN, SETS A NEW RECORD AT PIKES PEAK
In the wake of two victories and new records at the Pikes Peak Rally, the 405 T16 won both the 1989 and 1990 Paris-Dakar.
THE 905 DEVOURS THE TRACK!
The 905 earned three victories in 1990 and five in 1992, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and became the world champion. 1993 marked a year of success with a historic triple win at Le Mans for the 905, which earned all three spots on the podium.
908 FIRST AT SPA (BELGIUM) AND ROAD ATLANTA (USA)
The 908 Turbo Diesel FAP excelled in endurance races, coming second in 2007 and 2008 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The 908 achieved a double win in 2009, and ranked second, third, fourth and fifth in 2011, as well as winning the Le Mans Series.
PEUGEOT SETS A NEW RECORD AT PIKES PEAK
PEUGEOT shattered the Pikes Peak record with the 208 T16 Pikes Peak and nine-time WRC champion Sébastien Loeb. Loeb achieved a historic time of 8:13.878 – as yet unequalled.
PEUGEOT MAKES A RETURN TO CROSS-COUNTRY RALLYING
Following a first race in South America for the Dakar, Stéphane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres achieved a 1-2 finish in their PEUGEOT 2008 DKR in the China Silk Road Rally.
208 WRX, WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPION
Team Peugeot-Hansen became the FIA World RX team champions.
THE 2008 DKR ON THE PATH TOWARDS MORE RALLY VICTORIES
SÉBASTIEN LOEB DRIVES FOR PEUGEOT
After a remarkable debut in the Dakar with Team PEUGEOT Total (4 stage wins), Sébastien LOEB joined Team Peugeot-Hansen in Rallycross the same year. PEUGEOT takes second place in the constructors' championship with the 208 WRX.
YEAR OF THE 3008
Only one year after their return to Rally Raid, PEUGEOT won the Dakar Rally with the most successful ever team in this event, Peterhansel/Cottret. Just 6 months later, their teammates Cyril Despres/David Castera won the Silk Way Rally between Moscow and Beijing.