(VIDEO) First tests of the Peugeot 908 HYbrid4 at Estoril
Manufacturers continue to announce hybrid race cars for the 2012 edition of the 24h of Le Mans, but still nothing official for Peugeot that is only doing some testings...
After an appearance in 2008 on the 908, the hybrid technology had since been supplanted by the HDi diesel engine. PSA announced the first official tests an hybrid version of the 908 (HYbrid4) that combines the two technologies, diesel and hybrid ...
Last week Peugeot was doing the second test session of the 908 HYbrid4 in Estoril, it is equipped with a V8 diesel and a kinetic energy recovery system.
The 908 HYbrid4 had already been driven on a private PSA track before, the first official public test of 300km at Estoril.
"The goal was not to drive a lot, but to verify that the main features were operational," Bruno Famin, Technical Director of Peugeot Sport.
The technology can store up 500kilojoules between two braking phases, providing an additional power of 60kW (81.5hp) during acceleration phases.