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PEUGEOT SPORT: on the road

Every road car that PEUGEOT SPORT works on benefits from an inimitable and unique set of skills. This is knowledge that only years of experience at top level motorsport yields. Yet it’s as relevant to road cars as it is to racers.

 

Only cars wearing the PEUGEOT SPORT badge leave the main production line and are transported to PEUGEOT SPORT’s facility in Vélizy near Paris. There, final chassis tweaks that are too specific for a production line are carried out by individual engineers.

Axle geometries, dampers, springs and suspension bushes are just some of the things they adjust. All are vital in how a driver feels at the wheel.

Handling isn’t the only beneficiary. The brains behind the engine upgrades for models such as the RCZ R and 208 GTi 30th worked on the motor that powered PEUGEOT SPORT’s 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours triumph.

PEUGEOT SPORT’s Pierre Budar explains: “People working on PEUGEOT SPORT production cars communicate all the time with those working on our racing projects. We benefit from their experience of racing car tests; they get our findings from testing models such as the 208 GTi 30th.”

That vital communication transfer helps PEUGEOT SPORT produce cars for the road that have the same poise, agility and engagement as cars for the race track or rally stage.