Friday 8 April 2011

Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 'diva'.

Will she or won't she? If the 908 HYbrid4 actually takes the Le Mans circuit on the 24th April, it will undoubtedly be the other star of the test day alongside the Audi R18.

At least we can say is that Peugeot has truly created a stir by unveiling the new hybrid variation (after the 908 HY for the 1000 km of Silverstone 2008) at the last Geneva Motor Show, in the wake the presentation of the new prototype 908.

Probably not to reveal too much to opponents Audi, we know little about the 908 HYbrid4. Already used by Porsche brilliantly last year at ILMC races, Petit Le Mans and Zhuhai, the hybrid technology to recover energy during braking (60 kW or 80 hp in addition to the 550 engine in the case of the 908 HYbrid4). Olivier Quesnel, head of Peugeot Sport, simply stated that the 908 uses a system similar HYbrid4 System Kinetic Energy Recovery used in Formula 1. One thing seems granted: we will probably not see it in competition this year.

In any case, the beautiful know how to be desired: surprise presentation, sparse information , seductive in white ... will undoubtedly be a real star, if present at Le Mans Test Day!

The official test day of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be held on the 23rd April

INFO: Jean-Philippe Doret

Photo: GENEVA SHOW (SWITZERLAND), 1 March 2011. An aura of mystery still surrounds the participation of the Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 at the Test Day on the 24th April.

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