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The Jean Todt run Peugeot rally program had been very successful clinching both the 1985 and 1986 World Championships. But after the Group B rallying class was cancelled Peugeot Sport needed a new series to dominate, they chose the FIA Sportscar championship which included the infamous LeMans 24 hours race.

An all new sports prototype was rolled out in 1990 in the form of the 905 LM. It was built to comply with the new 3.5 litre regulations which meant it was more or less an F1 racer with a full body. Interestingly the front of the 905 clearly resembled the Peugeot road cars, which was unique for a prototype racer.

Its first outing at LeMans was in 1991 which clearly was a learning year with both cars entered retiring. In 1992 Peugeot would return with a revised version of the 905 LM and not without success!

This model is IXO's version of the 1992 LeMans winner driven by Warwick/Dalmas/Blundell.

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Very interesting tidbit of info about Jean Todt's past raceworld involvements. :cheers Thanks for breaking new ground on the 1992 thread too with that cool Peugeot. :woohoo
 
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1992 Peugeot 905B
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Class: C1
Team : Peugeot, Talbot

Peugeot and Toyota were the only 2 factory efforts entered in the 24hr Le Mans. Peugeot took 1st and 3rd, with their third car falling out due to engine trouble.
Some forget that the 905B shatterd Nissans previous track record.
Peugeot : 3:21
Nissan : 3:27
That's 6 seconds!
Pretty impresive considering the Peugeot had only 641hp while the Nissan was up to almost 1000hp.

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P.S Dose anyone own this in 1:18 I did not notice until I was taking my pics but the Right side has Blue wheel nuts while the Left has Red is it the same on the 1:18 just wondering.
 

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1992 Peugeot 905B
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Class: C1
Team : Peugeot, Talbot

Peugeot and Toyota were the only 2 factory efforts entered in the 24hr Le Mans. Peugeot took 1st and 3rd, with their third car falling out due to engine trouble.
Some forget that the 905B shatterd Nissans previous track record.
Peugeot : 3:21
Nissan : 3:27
That's 6 seconds!
Pretty impresive considering the Peugeot had only 641hp while the Nissan was up to almost 1000hp.
With a spread of 6 sec/lap, Peugeot's lead must have built up pretty quickly!! If they ran at that pace for the entire 24 hours, the win is even that much more impressive.
 

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That a common thing having wheel nuts different colours, stops you cross threading them with thoses high power air gun's and so losing time or the car. I think Ford were the first to do this on the Ford GT 40 Mk IV in the late 60's. I have the Spark version, it was a car that all ways intrested me as did the XJ 14 Jaguar, Le Mans those years were some thing specail those years the French were going wild and was only bettered in the 70s with the Matra's. I have not go to see what its like with the Pugs back in racing but would have thought that the attmosphere would again be that bit specail.
 
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