Peugeot 908 HDi FAP

CARBARN | Peugeot 908 HDi FAP | As part of New Rules Announced by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) on 16 June 2006 the which encouraged the closed cockpit Le Mans prototypes, Peugeot unveiled the 908 with a closed cockpit, the first Le Mans Prototype (LMP) since the Bentley Speed 8 to race with Such a design.

Peugeot's choice of a closed cockpit is possibly intended to allow the 908 to run a larger restrictor water due to rules mandating the use of air conditioning on the closed cockpit designs Peugeot also felt That weight, center of gravity, and operational drawbacks were the resource persons Able to be Overcome by better chassis rigidity and aerodynamics with using a closed cockpit design.

The cockpit uses a unique two part door system with the upper part of the door (the window) swinging forward and out with a hinged plate (part of the sidepod) forming the lower part of the door That can be either completely removed or swung out , this was reportedly done to allow the car to conform to current regulations regarding door size. The Peugeot 908 is powered by a 5.5 L (340 cu in) HDi diesel engines, the maximum size allowed by Le Mans Prototype rules.

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