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Peugeot to create a diesel hybrid Le Mans car, possibly racing in 2009!

Peugeot may well be the first team to run a hybrid vehicle at Le Mans and it looks like it will be a diesel, too. New Peugeot CEO recently told the French paper L'Equipe that a diesel-hybrid prototype is currently under development and that it may make some trial runs as soon as this June at Le Mans. Collin also said the car would begin racing in 2009. Peugeot Sport team manager Serge Saulnier, however, is being a l

Diesels lose some of their advantage at Le Mans for 2008

For the past two seasons, diesel-powered racers from Audi and Peugeot have been the dominant force in sports car racing at Le Mans. For 2008, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, which sanctions the twenty-four hours of Le Mans, has made adjustments to try and even up the competition. All the top category LMP1 cars like the Audi R10 and Peugeot 908 have their minimum weights set at 900 kg. The cars all use air restrictors to limit their power capability, but the gas-engined cars will get three percen