• Mar 13th 2007 at 8:29AM
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A few of us around the Autoblog offices are eagerly anticipating the oil burning fight about to take place at this year's Le Mans. Audi's dominance of the field last year made for some entertaining races, but for 2007, the R10 may finally have some serious competition.

The Peugeot 908 HDi was recently unveiled, and apart from looking the biz, the V12 diesel is laying down 850 ft.-lbs. of torque and over 700 HP. The images in our gallery can only begin to do such a beast justice, so Peugeot released a video of the 908 running the Le Castellet circuit in the South of France.

The video is after the jump, and if you haven't had the chance, be sure to check out the pics of Audi's newest rival.

[Source: YouTube via Jalopnik]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      To #1
      Peugeot or PSA Group (Peugeot & Citroen) is currently one of the bigest producer of diesel engines in the World, like #4 said...
      And yes, their engines are good! I own a TDI (SEAT) and a Peugeot HDi and the HDi is just faster, better fuell economy and more reliable! Everyone i known who owns a TDI has problems with then arround 60.000-80.000 Kms...
        • 8 Years Ago
        you are having a laugh the peugeot hdi`s are a bag of crap vw any day or seat, better fuel economy with 41 mpg ! i dont think so ! faster i dont think so ! 115 mph top speed !! like i say vw all the way id hate to say the germans are doing something right as i would hate to say the french are if the rolls reversed but they are and it wont be long before they bounce back you will see ....
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hope that Jacques (Villeneuve) will win with Peugeot...
      • 8 Years Ago
      The PSA (Peugeot, ciroën) group diesel technology is share with ford europe (cars and utilities), jaguar, Land-rover,Volvo, Mazda and the bmw mini.

      Are available for PSA passenger cars:
      I4 1.4L/55cv 130nm
      I4 1.4L/70cv 160nm
      I4 1.6L/90cv 215nm
      I4 1.6L/110cv 240nm
      I4 2.0L/136cv 320nm
      I4 twinturbo 2.2L/170cv/370nm @ a extremly low 1500tr/min
      V6 twinturbo 2.7L/207cv/440nm

      Ford is basically using the same configuration.
      Volvo is using is owned engine for highest output. Landrover is using for the Range a V8 3.6L 272cv/640nm directly made from the V6 with two extra cylinders.

      The particle filters used for the V12 are factory made for the I4 lineup. That why you can see, for commercial purpose, extremly large serial numbers on each one.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The off-throttle whine is shibby!! Is that gear whine, or the turbos spooling down? Sounds louder than the Audis, too. LeMans will be great this year!
      • 8 Years Ago
      bring it Peugeot! lol. im glad they are bring this effort to the racing circuit. as an audi fan, they do need some competition. As a first effort, I hope the Peugeot will fare good. There are plenty of other LMP1's as well in the fight.

      if anyone has witnessed the R10, it is silent. You dont hear it coming or going!
      • 8 Years Ago
      It takes two to tango! It was getting a bit boring watching the Audis tango with each other all the time. It's good to switch partners!

      I know Peugeot has diesels, but I don't know how advanced their technology is compared to Audi. Anyone, anyone??
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not thanks to Audi, thanks to ACO. They diesel rules were setup to help out Peugeot. Audi just beat them to the race track.
      • 8 Years Ago
      this is nice to see. thanks to Audi, everyone realises that diesel is serious stuff, and now that others are taking it more seriously in the racing world, maybe people will start taking it more seriously on the road...especially in the usa
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