The security around Mortefontaine, north of Paris, was extremely tight. A box trailer held all the secrets, and only the very privileged few would be getting a look inside.
A couple of weeks later, the world was allowed to watch as Peugeot unveiled the full range of 205 road cars. Just down the road from the Paris Motor Show, outside Peugeot's headquarters, Roland Peugeot, Jean Boillot and Jean Todt laid out plans for another 205.
This is the one we're interested in.
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David Evans is the rallies editor of Autosport and Motorsport News. A successful rally driving father ensured an early introduction to motorsport and, fascinated as he was by rallying, the fourth estate was of equal interest. Having read (or at least looked at the pictures) from the age of two, he joined <i>Motoring News</i> in 1996 and later moved to Autosport in 2002.@davidevansrally More features by David Evans