click HERE and choose one per decade. The vote is open until the 15th of January 2013. Each of the thirty cars will have a short introduction. Today it is the Peugeot 905, that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1992."> click HERE and choose one per decade. The vote is open until the 15th of January 2013. Each of the thirty cars will have a short introduction. Today it is the Peugeot 905, that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1992." />

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30 cars and 90 years of the Hours of Le Mans 17/30 :The Peugeot 905 (1992)

On the 90th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2013, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest has selected thirty historic cars grouped into three per decade, all up for public vote by race fans. To participate, click HERE and choose one per decade. The vote is open until the 15th of January 2013. Each of the thirty cars will have a short introduction. Today it is the Peugeot 905, that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1992.

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After Matra and Renault-Alpine during the 70's and Rondeau in the 80's, when Peugeot appeared at Le Mans 24 Hours in 1991, we had not seen it in La Sarthe since 1938. French engineer André de Cortanze designed the 905, which would soon define the shape of a new generation of prototypes, powered by a 3.5-litre engines, similar to those used in Formula 1 at the time. Despite a double retirement, it was definitely fast. Modified and made more ​​reliable in 1992, had its first victory at Le Mans (also taking pole position and third place), and a fantastic triple in 1993. The 905 is also inseparable from the man who led the team to success, Jean Todt who at the time was the boss of Peugeot sport, and is now the current President of the Federation International Automobile.

Year : 60th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (20th & 21st June 1992)
Number of cars enterd : Three
Technical Information  :
3.5 litre V10
Drivers :
Mark Blundell-Yannick Dalmas-Derek Warwick (n°1)
Philippe Alliot-Mauro Baldi-Jean Pierre Jabouille (n°2)
Alain Ferté-Eric van de Poele-Karl Wendlinger (n°3)
Results :
1st (Mark Blundell-Yannick Dalmas-Derek Warwick)
3rd (Philippe Alliot-Mauro Baldi-Jean Pierre Jabouille)
Retired (Alain Ferté-Eric van de Poele-Karl Wendlinger)
 

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