Following its unveiling at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September, the 208 Type R5 met its first objective when it successfully took part in its first test programme before the end of 2012. The Peugeot 208 is consequently the first car built in compliance with the FIA’s latest ‘R5’ regulations to have broken cover and turned a wheel.
Peugeot 208 Type R5 – Landmark dates:
- November 6: assembly of the first 208 Type R5 begins after delivery of the first roll cage-equipped body shell.
- December 7: the engine is fired up for the first time at Peugeot Sport’s premises in Vélizy, near Paris, France.
- December 15: first test session.