Peugeot is planning to test a diesel-hybrid version of its 908 sports prototype ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Although the French car maker opted for a diesel V8 power unit for the new version of its 908
, it has announced that it is planning to run the hybrid version at the official pre-Le Mans 24 Hours test day at the French circuit on April 24.
"Achieving this ambitious objective will depend on how well the team's preparations for Le Mans go with the new 908, and also on how the 908 HYbrid4 performs during its first track test at the end of March," Peugeot said in a statement.
The system used by the 908 HYbrid4 recovers and stores the kinetic energy generated under braking and it provides a power boost of 60kW (80hp) during the seconds that follow its redelivery. The hybrid car will be officially unveiled at the Geneva auto show later this week.