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Peugeot 905 Race Car '92
Peugeot 905 Race Car '92
The Peugeot 905 race car with the Exxon livery in the NTSC version of Gran Turismo 4
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Peugeot
Displacement 3499 cc
Drivetrain MR[3]
Aspiration NA
Engine 3.5-liter 40v 80-degree V10
Max Power 775 BHP
Performance Points 685 PP
Length 4.8 m
Width 1.96 m
Height 1.04 m
Weight 750 kilograms (1,700 lb)

The Peugeot 905 Race Car '92 is a race car built by Peugeot.

The car was initially unveiled in February 1990 and was developed throughout 1990 before making its race debut in the final two races of the 1990 World Sportscar Championship season (Montréal and Mexico).

The car won the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in 1992 with the team of Derek Warwick, Yannick Dalmas, and Mark Blundell. This win was followed in 1993 by the team of Geoff Brabham, Christophe Bouchut, and Eric Hélary, in the 905B. In addition to that, the car won both a drivers´ and teams´ title at the World Sportscar Championship in 1992.

Its first appearance was in Gran Turismo 4. It appeared again on Gran Turismo PSP, again as a Standard car on Gran Turismo 5, and again as a Simple Car on Gran Turismo 6.

The car represented in the game is the #1 driven by Derek Warwick, Yannick Dalmas, and Mark Blundell, who, as mentioned before, finished the 1992 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1st place.

HistoryEdit

InceptionEdit

In 1990 Peugeot Talbot Sport, established under the control of Jean Todt at Vélizy-Villacoublay, in the suburbs of Paris, launched the 905 project to compete in the 1991 championship using the new rules which the 1991 season would introduce.

Technically advanced, the 905 used a carbon fiber chassis engineered by Dassault and a light alloy SA35-A1 3499 cc naturally aspirated V10 engine that was similar to F1 engines of the time. The 905 was built at Vélizy-Villacoublay and officially unveiled the 4 July 1990 on the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, with Jean-Pierre Jabouille driving.

The car made its racing debut in the final few races of the 1990 FIA World Sportscar Championship with Jabouille and Keke Rosberg sharing the wheel. Although the car was slower than the contemporary Group C Sports Prototypes, it was notably quicker than the other 3.5 litre Sports-Prototypes which raced in the 1990 World Sportscar Championship season.

The 905's V10 was slightly adjusted for Formula One rules for 1994, and was used in the unsuccessful McLaren MP4/9 Formula One car.

1991 season Edit

200px-Peugeot 905 1990 Mulhouse FRA 001

The Intital version of 1991 905 Race Car.

The initial version of the 905 from 1991.

The 905 began its first full season in Sportscar racing by participating in the 1991 championship. Although the car was now quicker than the 1990 version, and indeed the heavily penalised Group C cars that were allowed to race, in the early part of the season the 905 suffered some performance and reliability problems but, more crucially for Peugeot, the car was a lot slower than the standard-setting Jaguar XJR-14 - a car that was able to match the lap times of most contemporary F1 cars (but not those of top cars such the Williams-Renault and McLaren-Honda cars who were at least 2 to 3 seconds faster per lap).

The car was however able to obtain a lucky win at the Suzuka Circuit. Unfortunately, at the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans, both cars entered did not last past the four hour mark.

To counter Jaguar in the remaining races of the championship the 905 was heavily revised, primarily in aerodynamics. Carrying over only the cockpit of the previous car, the evolutionary 905B was created. With the more notable changes consisting of a two-tier rear wing and an optional full-width front wing, including a more powerful SA35-A2 engine, the 905B made its race debut at the Nürburgring round of the 1991 series. These advancements allowed the team to finish the year winning at Magny-Cours and Mexico with back-to-back 1-2 wins, thus completing the season in second place overall in the 1991 World Sportscar Championship season.

1992 season Edit

In 1992, the 905B became one of only two factory efforts involved in the 1992 World Sportscar Championship season alongside Toyota, who were competing in their first season to the 3.5 litre regulations using the TS010. This meant that only the 1992 24 Hours of Le Mans showed a strong competition among the Group C cars. The 905B was successful, bringing 2 of the team's 3 cars home in 1st and 3rd places.

1993 season Edit

Peugeot 905

The full model of 905B Evo, with cockpit door open.

The 905B Evo model, with cockpit doors open.

In 1993, the World Sportscar Championship ceased to exist. However, prior to the announcement of its cancellation, Peugeot had begun development of the 905 Evolution 2 to compete in the 1993 season. This car, which was tested for a few laps in practice at the final race of the 1992 season at Magny-Cours was never finished, leaving Peugeot to concentrate solely on 1993 24 Hours of Le Mans with the Evo 1B. They were able to make a historic win by sweeping the first three positions. Following this dominance, Peugeot pulled out of sportscar racing.

Peugeot decided to switch to Formula One, using the same 3.5L V10 from the 905 that was easily adjusted to F1 regulations. In 1994, Peugeot debuted as an engine supplier with the McLaren team, and remained in F1 until the end of the 2000 season, when, after little success, they decided to concentrate on the World Rally Championship, where their factory team had had some success, winning the title on several occasions. However, Peugeot withdrew its works WRC operation at the end of the 2005 season, and returned to Le Mans for the 2007 24 Hours, with the new 908 HDi FAP prototype entry.

In-Game DescriptionEdit

"The group C machine that emerged as series champion after winning 5 races out of 6."


In November 1988, after dominating the Paris-Dakar Rally, Peugeot announced their participation in the World Sports Car Championship in group C cars. The machine built for this purpose was the 905. It was developed by the engineer André de Cortanze, who was involved in F1 and other racing car development, who also designed the 205T16 for the Paris-Dakar.

A unique cowling was placed over the carbon monocoque, and it was given a 3.5L V10 normally aspirated (NA) engine. The vehicle weight was announced at 750 kg. The reason that it was an NA was because FIA prohibited turbos from 1991, and a decision was made to use engines that were on par with F1 standards.

The 905 debuted at the 8th round of the WSPC at the Montreal, but its real battle started in 1991. Peugeot involved the 905 at a fast pace, introducing the 905 Evo1 within 1991. Though two Evo1's had 3 wins in 1991, it retired out of the race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Undeterred they went for it again in 1992. Though the 905 lost to Toyota in the opening round, it showed incredible performance from the second race, and won all of the remaining 5 races including the 24 Hours of Le Mans where they took first and third place. In its second year of full participation, it had already become series champion. In the following year the 905 entered just the Le Mans, where again they succeeded in dominating 1st through 3rd place.

Unfortunately, the world sports car competition ended after 1992, but the Peugeot 905 remains a legendary group C machine that appeared in its final days.

In-Game AcquisitionEdit

Gran Turismo 4Edit

The Peugeot 905 Race Car '92 can be purchased from the Peugeot Legendary Dealership for 3,500,000 credits.

Gran Turismo PSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 3,000,000 Credits.

Gran Turismo 5Edit

As a Standard car, the Peugeot 905 Race Car '92 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 4,410,201 Credits. It is a Level 23 car and has a simple interior view.

Gran Turismo 6Edit

The player can purchase this car for 1,970,000 Credits. It is a simplified car. On this game, the name of this car was changed, and now is called Peugeot 905B Evo 1 Bis LM '92.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Mid-engined; Rear-Wheel Drive

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