The first vehicle is one of just two built for the 2008 season and is expected to bring home for the French automaker anything between $1.3 and 1.8 million.
We aren’t sure if there are as many Peugeot motorsport fans as the company thinks, but those that do exist will get a treat from RM Sotheby’s which has announced plans to offer at an upcoming auction two racers. Most important is the 908 Le Mans Prototype which was one of just two examples manufactured for the 2008 season. Chassis number #05, the race car has under the body the 5.5-liter biturbo V12 engine churning out more than 700 horsepower. It has been linked to a six-speed sequential transmission, complete with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. This is one of just nine models produced by Peugeot ahead of its Peugeot Sport unit abandoning the Le Mans program in 2010. The model’s uniqueness makes the auction house think bidders will throw in between $1.3 and $1.8 million. Since this is no regular model, Peugeot Sport will be on point with two years of technical and support services for the winner – though “normal rates” apply as this is not included in the fetching price.
The second French racer offered is retro-flavored: it’s a 205 T16 Group B rally car produced to compete during the 1985 World Rally Championship season. Its pedigree includes Ari Vatanen as the driver and a 1985 Monte Carlo Rally stage win. Under the hood sits a turbocharged 1.7-liter (1775cc) four-cylinder engine with electronic fuel injection and comes with the mandatory all wheel drive. The model is expected to fetch anything in between $690,930 and $921,240.