CD Peugeot SP66 (1966-67)
Charles Deutsch, a French engineer, gave rise to the CD Peugeot at the beginning of the 1960s. He was aiming for better aerodynamic efficiency of his cars.
This fluent and rounded figure is a Robert Choulet’s work (aerodynamics engineer in the Eiffel company) and has been tested for the first time in a wind tunnel. This test showed the importance of the design and determined the figure and general look of the car.
All the components of the car serve roadholding and performance. This futuristic appearance is given by its two big back drifts, used to stabilize the car in a straight line.
When it was no more possible to participate in the 24 Hours with engines of less than 1000 cm3, Charles Deutsch, who was loyal to Panhard, moved on to the Peugeot engines. Indirectly supported by Peugeot, these futurist cars weren’t lucky for the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit. Between 1966 and 1967, five CD Peugeot SP66 were engaged, but they all had to quit the race because of track leavings or mechanical problems.