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Posted: 13 Jun 2014
Peugeot 908 HDI FAP
The 908 was Peugeot’s first Le Mans winning car since the 90s-tastic 905. However, the fuel of choice had changed by 2009: the more favourable power source at Le Mans now came from the black pump.
The 908 was the second-ever diesel powered Le Mans racer. Audi had proved that diesel was a silent but deadly way to win modern Le Mans, its R10 TDI winning in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The 740bhp 908, with its 5.5-litre Peugeot-produced V12, broke Audi’s winning streak with victory in 2009, 16 years after Peugeot’s last.