Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 LMP1 Racer

March 4, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Peugeot is the next car maker to try out hybrid technologies for motorsport with the new 908 HYbrid4 LMP1 cars.

Let’s cut straight to the chase and talk about its engine! It’s a a 3.7-litre V8 HDi FAP diesel producing 550 HP coupled with an electric motor that provides a short power boost of 60kW (80hp) for a few seconds when it is activated. 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.

Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 LMP1 Racer Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 LMP1

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.

Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 – Technical Data

Chassis: Carbon monocoque

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.

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

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