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 by Richard Owen
engine Panhard et Levassor, 17 Degree 2 Cylinder
position Mid-Engine
valvetrain 2 Valves per Cyl,
displacement 974 cc / 59.4 in³
bore 72 mm / 2.83 in
stroke 126 mm / 4.96 in
power 2.6 kw / 3.5 bhp @ 620 rpm
specific output 3.59 bhp per litre
body / frame Wooden Frame
front brakes None
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Mechanical Block Brake
r brake size mm / in
f suspension Rigid Axle w/Elliptic Springs
r suspension Rigid Axle w/Elliptic Springs
gear ratios :1