2012 Peugeot Sports Cars 908 Hybrid4 Race CarFollowing the launch in Paris of the Peugeot 908 in February, a diesel-hybrid version of the new car has now been unveiled at this year's Geneva Motor Show. After Gumpert Apollo Hybrid and Porsche GT3 Hybrid, Peugeot is the next one with hybrid race car in the Le Mans. Gorgeous looking and hell-fast Peugeot 908 Hybrid4 is here. After months of speculations and tests Peugeot finally confirmed that 2012 Peugeot Sports Cars 908 Hybrid4 Race Car will be used in test for this year Len Mans on 24th April 2011. The newcomer has already been set ambitious targets for the 2011 season.
The new 2012 Peugeot Sports Cars 908 Hybrid4 Race Car has been designed to comply with the latest endurance racing regulations and will play a major part in the Brand's 2011 environmental strategy. Indeed, the combination of driving excitement with environmentally-respectful performance of the very highest level is ingrained into the heart of the Peugeot brand identity. This commitment will now also be championed by the HYbrid4 technology which combines diesel and electric power, two areas in which the Brand has forged a solid reputation for excellence.
2012 Peugeot Sports Cars 908 Hybrid4 Race CarPeugeot’s regenerative breaking system will bring in boost of 80 hp and depend on lithium-ion batteries. This is similar to the first generation Zytek hybrid, utilizing a battery storage system instead of a flywheel-based unit which Porsche implemented in their race car 911 GT3 R Hybrid. Additional fuel saving will be achieved by using electric-only mode in the pit-lane, which is under ACO rules, and Peugeot 908 Hybrid4 will bank on it. Main power unit will be all-new 550-horsepower 3.7-liter V8 turbodiesel, backed up by a six-speed sequential gearbox.
2012 Peugeot Sports Cars 908 Hybrid4 Race CarThe system employed by the 2012 Peugeot Sports Cars 908 Hybrid4 Race Car recovers and stores the kinetic energy generated under braking, before feeding it back into the driveline during acceleration. Using this recovered energy in this way significantly improves the efficiency of the power-train.
2012 Peugeot Sports Cars 908 Hybrid4 Race CarThe system provides a short power boost of 60kW (80hp) for a few seconds when it is activated. Recovered energy (500kJ between two braking phases) is stored in lithium-ion batteries before being automatically released to power the rear wheels under acceleration (there is no "push to pass" function). It will also be possible to run in electric only mode along the pit-lane and it is this mode that will be used for the car's homologation.
Beautiful hybrid car with powerful diesel engine. Unmistakable that is Peugeot. And another win for French car industry and their eco-friendly approcach to fast cars.
2012 Peugeot Sports Cars 908 Hybrid4 Race Car – Technical Data
Chassis: Carbon monocoque
Gearbox: Sequential, hydraulic, six forward speeds plus reverse
Internal combustion engine
- Diesel, V8 HDi FAP
- Cubic capacity: 3.7 literss
- Power: 550 horsepower
2012 Peugeot Sports Cars 908 Hybrid4 Race CarHybrid system:
- Power: 60kW (80hp) During energy delivery phases only
Delivery of recovered energy:
- To the rear wheels;
- 500kJ between two braking phases;
- Energy stored in lithium-ion batteries;
- Automatic delivery of energy under acceleration (no "push to pass" function).
- It is also possible to use the electric mode only along the pit lane.
2012 Peugeot Sports Cars 908 Hybrid4 Race CarDimensions:
- Length: 4,640mm
- Width: 2,000mm
- Wheelbase: 2,950mm
- Height: 1,030mm
- Weight: 900kg
2012 Peugeot Sports Cars 908 Hybrid4 Race Car