1984 Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evolution 1 Group B
Offered by RM Sotheby’s | Monaco | May 14, 2016
The Peugeot 205 was a small car sold by the French company all over the world between 1983 and 1998. Versions of is became some of the best Hot Hatches of the era. It just so happened that during this car’s production run, the insane rally category – Group B – was thriving.
Between 1982 and 1987, Group B cars were the most over-the-top rally cars ever built. Peugeot entered the fray in 1984 and Group B regulations required homologation road cars. The hatchback road cars were front-engine, front-wheel drive – but the rally cars (and their road-going counterparts) are mid-engined and four-wheel drive. That engine is a 1.8-liter turbocharged straight-four making 345 horsepower. It’s a beast.
This was a works rally car, and as such, it’s competition history includes:
- 1985 Rallye Monte-Carlo – 1st (with Ari Vatanen)
- 1985 Swedish Rally – 1st (with Vatanen)
After the ’85 season (which included more races than those listed above), the car was sold to a collector in France. It has been recently serviced and is the perfect car for anyone with an insane amount of driving skill. Or you know, a collector. Click here for more info and here for more from this sale.
Update: Not sold.