Panhard et Levassor was a pioneering French automobile manufacturer established in 1887 by René Panhard and Émile Levassor. Renowned for its innovative engineering and contributions to automotive technology, Panhard et Levassor played a crucial role in the early development of the automobile industry. The company was one of the first to adopt the modern automobile layout with front-engine, rear-wheel drive, setting a standard that became ubiquitous in the industry. Panhard cars were known for their reliability, performance, and advanced features, including a pioneering sliding-gear transmission and a lightweight chassis. Throughout its history, Panhard et Levassor achieved numerous successes in motorsport, winning prestigious races like the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris and Paris-Rouen trials. Despite ceasing automobile production in 1967, Panhard’s legacy lives on, with its innovative designs and engineering innovations influencing generations of automotive manufacturers.

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