Dow Automotive is teaming up with Peugeot to supply particulate filters for the 908 HDi that will be running in the 24 Hours of LeMans in June. Peugeot will be joining Audi as the second team in the big-boy LMP1 class to run diesel engines. The 908 is a closed cockpit prototype powered by a 5.5L turbocharged diesel V-12. Dow has developed a particularly lightweight, compact filter with low back pressure. This will help minimize the impact on performance under the extreme conditions of running a LeMans for 24 straight hours at high speeds. Peugeot particularly wants to demonstrate the performance capabilities of their race car while at the same time having very clean emissions.
[Source: Dow Automotive]