Home » News » Peugeot » Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 LMP1 Racecar

The French from Peugeot have unveiled the 908 LMP1 racer in Paris a month ago, and now they have launched diesel-hybrid version in Geneva dubbed the 908 HYbrid4.

With power provided by a 3.7-litre V8 HDi FAP diesel producing 550 HP and a hybrid system which offers an additional 80 HP (60 kW), the Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 spins the rear wheels via a sequential, hydraulic sixspeed transmission ad benefits from an energy recuperation system which delivers up to 500 kJ between two braking phases to the car's lithium ion batteries.

The energy stored by these batteries is automatically delivered under acceleration, without the Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 featuring an actual 'push to pass' function.

In the pit lanes the Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 can run in electric mode only, and as far as dimensions, this new LMP1 racer measures 4.64 m in length, 2 m in width, 1,03 m in height. Its total weight is 900 Kg, and on 24th of April the car will begin pre-Le Mans 24 Hours testing.

Peugeot press release :

Following 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. The newcomer has already been set ambitious targets for the 2011 season.

The new Peugeot 908 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.



Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 technology

Since the unveiling of the team's first demonstration hybrid car at Silverstone, in 2008, Peugeot Sport has continued to work on this technology in extremely close collaboration with the Group's engineers.

The system employed by the Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 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.

The 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.

Objective for the Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 in 2011

Following the world premiere of the Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 in its white livery at the Geneva Motor Show, Peugeot Sport will now turn its attention to meeting a target it has set for the new car. This is to run the car at the official pre-Le Mans 24 Hours test day at the French circuit on 24th April 2011.

Achieving this ambitious objective, however, will depend on how well the team's preparations for this year’s Le Mans 24 hours is going with the new Peugeot 908, and also on how the Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 performs during its maiden track test at the end of March.

Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 – Technical Data

Chassis: Carbon monocoque

Gearbox
Sequential, hydraulic, six forward speeds plus reverse

Internal combustion engine
Diesel, V8 HDi FAP
Cubic capacity: 3.7 litres
Power: 550 horsepower

Hybrid 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.

Dimensions
Length: 4,640mm
Width: 2,000mm
Wheelbase: 2,950mm
Height: 1,030mm
Weight: 900kg

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

Fields marked with * are required
Name *:
Email *:
Comment *:
Code *:
  CAPTCHA
  • Email
  • YouTube
  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • facebook
  • feedburner

Related Specs

  1. 2007 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP

    Engine: Aluminum Diesel 100 Degree V 12, Power: 522.0 kw / 700 bhp, Torque: 1200 nm / 885.1 ft lbs
  2. 2004 Peugeot 907 Concept

    Engine: V12, Power: 372.9 kw / 500.1 bhpN/A
  3. 1985 Peugeot 205 T16 Group B

    Engine: XU8T Inline-4, Power: 316.2 kw / 424 bhp @ 7500 rpm, Torque: 490.81 nm / 362.0 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
  4. 2003 Peugeot 4002 Concept

    N/AN/AN/A
  5. 1937 Peugeot 402 Darl'mat

    Engine: Inline-4, Power: 52.2 kw / 70.0 bhp @ 4250 rpmN/A

New Vehicles

Hyundai i30 N Line starts at £21,255 in UKHyundai i30 N Line starts at £21,255 in UK
After a long wait, Hyundai is finally making the most of its new N Performance division. The South-Korean manufacturer has officially announced the pricing ...

Concept Cars

Infiniti Prototype 10 revealed at Pebble Beach Concours dEleganceInfiniti Prototype 10 revealed at Pebble Beach Concours dElegance
After a long series of teasers, Infiniti finally unveiled the new Prototype 10 during this year Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The concept represents ...

Custom Cars

Rolls Royce Privacy Suite introduced in ChinaRolls Royce Privacy Suite introduced in China
Rolls Royce builds the most luxurious cars on the plant. We all know that. In order to provide also the isolation feel some of its clients needs, Rolls ...

Future Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vans launches the Vision URBANETIC conceptMercedes-Benz Vans launches the Vision URBANETIC concept
Mercedes is more and more into autonomous cars and is developing new technologies, fot the moment only at a concept stage. So is the Vision URBANETIC, ...

Market News

BMW achieves record sales in first six months of 2017BMW achieves record sales in first six months of 2017
They lost the crown in the premium segment last year, but now they are doing all they can to get it back. BMW managed to achieve record sales in the first ...

Gadgets

BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant available starting 2019BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant available starting 2019
BMW is ready to follow Mercedes in personal assistance technology. After the Stuttgart-based manufacturer launched the Hey Mercedes assistant, now BMW ...

Various News

Herbert Diess is the new Volkswagen brand chiefHerbert Diess is the new Volkswagen brand chief
The Volkswagen Group has a new CEO. The former Matthias Mueller will be replaced by Herbert Diess. Along with announcing the new CEO, Volkswagen Group ...

Motorsports

Aston Martin Vantage GTE will compete this weekend at SpaAston Martin Vantage GTE will compete this weekend at Spa
Last year, Aston Martin published the first pictures and details with the all-new Vantage GTE. The model is design to compete on racetracks and it will ...

Videos

The next generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class caught in trafficThe next generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class caught in traffic
Mercedes-Benz is working on a new generation S-Class. The German limousine is scheduled to debut in 2019 while the commercial launch is set for 2020. ...