1894 Peugeot Vis-à-vis


1894 Peugeot Vis-à-vis

Won the first automobile competition in the world:This car, a Peugeot, was fitted with a Daimler engine manufactured under licence by Panhard-Levassor. The two French automobile pioneers had obtained this licence from Daimler early on. Although not a racing car in the modern sense of the word (i.e. it had not been designed exclusively for racing purposes), this car is one of the ancestors of competition vehicles.

Story by DamilerChrysler

1894 Peugeot Vis-à-vis

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
enginePanhard et Levassor, 17 Degree 2 Cylinder
positionMid-Engine
valvetrain2 Valves per Cyl,
displacement974 cc / 59.4 in³
bore72 mm / 2.83 in
stroke126 mm / 4.96 in
power2.6 kw / 3.5 bhp @ 620 rpm
specific output3.59 bhp per litre
body / frameWooden Frame
front brakesNone
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesMechanical Block Brake
r brake sizemm / in
f suspensionRigid Axle w/Elliptic Springs
r suspensionRigid Axle w/Elliptic Springs
gear ratios:1