Peugeot 908 HDi FAP
The Peugeot 908 HDi FAP is a sports car prototype for long-distance race, which was used from 2007 to 2010 in the Le Mans Series (LMS) and the 24- hour race at Le Mans.
Developed by Peugeot Sport, the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP was first presented at the Paris Motor Show in September 2006 as a model, and completed on 31 December its roll-out.
The first time in 24-hour race at Le Mans in 2007 reached one of the two used Peugeot 908 second place, the other vehicle failed. In order for the Peugeot team was beaten also the diesel-powered Audi R10 TDI. The first major success with the Peugeot 908 HDi succeeded in the 1000-kilometer race in the Le Mans Series at Barcelona, as the drivers Marc Gené and Nicolas Minassian gained prominence in front of the Audi R10 with a round.
At the 24 - hour race at Le Mans 2008, driven by Jacques Villeneuve, Marc Gene and Nicolas Minassian car reached the second place. Third place went to the car with Christian Klien, Franck Montagny and Ricardo Zonta. That started from pole position car with Stéphane Sarrazin, Pedro Lamy and Alexander Wurz came due to gearbox problems only in fifth place finish.
2009 the team won the Peugeot Sport Total driver David Brabham to, Marc Gené and Alexander Wurz in the 24- hour race at Le Mans with the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP, in the following year fell every four vehicles used from. At the Races 2011 took only a part HDi FAP Team Oreca, as the Peugeot factory team began the new Peugeot 908.
The Peugeot 908 is powered by a V12 diesel engine with a displacement of 5.5 liters and an opening angle of 100 °. He makes about 515 kW ( 700 hp) and develops a maximum torque of 1,200 Nm. The FAP diesel particulate filter system is taken from the series production.
View of the V12 engine.
One of the two turbochargers of the car.
Results and chassis numbers
A total of ten vehicles of the 908 HDi FAP were manufactured. The first vehicle with chassis number 01, however, never came to a race. After various tests, it was last used at the 2007 Le Mans Series pretests on the Circuit Paul Ricard. Two of the seven Peugeot 908 HDi FAP were badly damaged during a deployment. Marc Gené had an accident with the vehicle 02 in the pre-test of the 24- hour race in 2008, Benoît Treluyer in his first race in the Peugeot 2009. Both vehicles have not been used in a race after their accidents again.
Not finished DNF race ( did not finish )
Peugeot 2006, the study developed a luxury sedan with the name Peugeot 908 RC, which was presented together with the sports car prototypes and also visual and technical bonds owned.