Peugeot Sport has just introduced their top of the line 908 HDi FAP equipped with a hybrid power plant at the final round of the 2008 Le Mans Series at Silverstone. They has profited in their earnings from the final round of the 2008 Le Mans Series at Silverstone to unveil a 908 HDi FAP equipped with a hybrid power plant, featuring a kinetic energy recovery system.
Michel Barge (Peugeot Sport, Director):"This hybrid 908 HDi FAP is in perfect keeping with the overall mission of our endurance racing programmer which covers not only the challenge of competing, of course, but also the fact that as a car manufacturer we can use motor sport as a research and development tool for the Peugeot brand as a whole.
After innovating through the use of our HDi FAP technology in competition, running a hybrid car in endurance racing would give Peugeot a chance to gain extremely valuable experience that would benefit the development of production cars. Whether we use this technology or not in 2009 will obviously depend on the details of the new regulations published by the Automobile Club de l"Ouest."