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Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 Racing Car in Geneva

 Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 is a new diesel hybrid endurance race car which has been unveiled by Peugeot at Geneva Motor Show, ahead of its debut at Le Mans 24 Hours.

Powered by a new 3.7-liter V8 HDi FAP engine coupled with 60kW (80hp) hybrid system, Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 may develops 550 hp and provides the race car with a Sequential, hydraulic, six speed transmission.

Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 is able to offer 500kJ between two braking phases and may sends the recovered energy to the rear wheels, thanks to the attached hybrid system on this racing car. With the electric energy is stored in lithium-ion batteries, Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 is able to run on electricity only along the pit lane.

Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 racing car only has weight of 900 kg while it measures 2,000 mm in width, 4,640 mm in length, and 1,030 mm in height.

Press Release

Geneva Show (March 1, 2011) World premiere for the 908 HYbrid4

Following the unveiling of the 908 in February, a dieselhybrid version of the new car will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show. The newcomer has already been set ambitious targets for the 2011 season.

The new 908 was designed to comply with endurance racing’s latest regulations and will play a part in the 2011 offensive of the Brand whose commitment in favor of the environment represents a major part of its activity.

Indeed, the combination of driving excitement with environmentally- respectful performance at the very highest level is dialed into Peugeot’s brand identity. This commitment will now also be championed by its Hybrid4 technology which combines diesel and electric power, two fields in which the Brand has forged a solid reputation for excellence.

908 HYbrid4 technology

Since the unveiling of the team’s 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 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 powertrain.

The system provides a power boost of 60kW (80hp) during the seconds that follow its redelivery. Recovered energy (500kJ between two braking phases) is stored in lithium-ion batteries before being automatically fed to the rear wheels under acceleration (no “push to pass” function). It will be possible to run in electric mode only along the pit-lane, and it is this mode that will be used for the car’s homologation.

Objective for the 908 HYbrid4 in 2011

Following the world premiere of the 908 HYbrid4 in white livery at the Geneva Motor Show, Peugeot Sport will turn its attention to meeting a target it has set for the newcomer. This is to run the car at the official pre-Le Mans 24 Hours test day at the French circuit on April 24. Achieving this ambitious objective will depend on how well the team’s preparations for Le Mans go with the new 908, and also on how the 908 HYbrid4 performs during its maiden track test at the end of March.

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 liters

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 will be 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



Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 Racing Car in Geneva
Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 Racing Car in Geneva
Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 Racing Car in Geneva

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