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Peugeot 908HY - Paris motor show - 2008
We haven’t really got anything more to
tell you about Peugeot’s 908HY racer beyond the details we gave you back in September,
but we thought we’d treat you to a couple of photos of the Le Mans hybrid
Because - well, because it looks like
that. Peugeot’s actual Le Mans-racing 908 is sat right alongside, and the
bodywork is near identical. How good does that silvery paintjob look, though?
It’s the stuff hidden underneath that’s
the clever bit - a hybrid system similar to F1’s KERS which stores energy from
braking which can be released by the driver to give a burst of acceleration.
Still no word
on whether the hybrid system will be sanctioned to race in Le Mans next year,
but following the news that the ACO (the Le Mans rulemakers) have issued a new
set of regulations to restore ‘sporting equality’ between the petrol and diesel
racers, Peugeot will be crossing their fingers that it’ll be given the thumbs-up.