Peugeot Exhibition: Allure Le Mans, the future on show now at the Museum!
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Peugeot Exhibition: Allure Le Mans, the future on show now at the Museum!

Until 30 September, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum is showcasing the lion brand in an exhibition that is set to be a roaring success.

Spoiler alert: it’s wingless!
While the Peugeot 9X8 is a resolutely forward-looking centrepiece, this exhibition looks back on almost a century of the French manufacturer’s history, helping to put its Le Mans comeback in a broader context.

Every generation of the marque is present, starting with the 174S dating from 1926, Peugeot’s first official entry at Le Mans. An innovative car for its time and a symbol of the golden age of the French motoring scene. A ten-minute film chronicles the epic achievements. And of course, you can admire a host of other emblematic models.

2022 also marks the 30th anniversary of Peugeot’s first victory in La Sarthe with the iconic 905. The French make repeated the feat in 1993 with the 905 and again in 2009 with the 908 Hdi FAP, its most recent Le Mans success. Remembered for the ferocious battles against Audi in the LMP1 class, the campaign that ran from 2007 to 2011 forms a distinct chapter in the history of the French endurance classic. These three wins also put Peugeot on a level pegging with Matra for the title of most successful French manufacturer at Le Mans.

Meanwhile, the Peugeot 9X8 sits proudly in a room of its own, ready to make its World Endurance Championship (WEC) debut at the 6 Hours of Monza on 10 July. The development project is set out from A to Z, from the initial sketches and styling studies – which contain a few hidden messages – to the final model.

Make sure you catch the exhibition before 30 September. The Museum is open every day from 10am to 7pm. Free admission for under 10s and reduced rates for under 18s.

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