Peugeot Sport Reveals 908 HDi FAP Hybrid

Based on the race-proven 908 HDi » 9/15/08 12:40pm 9/15/08 12:40pm LMP racer, the new Peugeot 908 HY adds electric power to the already potent mix in the form of an 80 HP gear-driven electric motor/generator that replaces the starter motor on the standard car. Juice is stored in 10 lithium-ion battery packs strategically placed in several locations…

Audi Working on a Diesel-Powered LeMans Prototype?

Mulsanne's Corner (where've you been all our lives) is reporting a rumor — from a reliable source, natch — that Audi's next Le Mans Prototype racer could be powered by a diesel V12. Yes, we were shocked too — considering the propensity of diesels to implode under extreme duress (like, say, a really long race). The… » 10/21/05 5:18pm 10/21/05 5:18pm