The story of Peugeot's rallying giant

The story of Peugeot's rallying giant

It's 30 years since the 205 T16 first hit the stages. DAVID EVANS looks back at the car that saved a company and helped light up the awe-inspiring era of Group B World Rally competition

The security around Mortefontaine, north of Paris, was extremely tight. A box trailer held all the secrets, and only the very privileged few would be getting a look inside.

A couple of weeks later, the world was allowed to watch as Peugeot unveiled the full range of 205 road cars. Just down the road from the Paris Motor Show, outside Peugeot's headquarters, Roland Peugeot, Jean Boillot and Jean Todt laid out plans for another 205.

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