PEUGEOT 908 HDi FAP n.7
The Peugeot 908 HDi FAP n.7 is a prototype that participated in the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans. After almost fifteen years since their last participation in Le Mans, the French manufacturer tries to regain the home race with a car that seems be aesthetically an evolution of the Peugeot 905 of 1993. Like the Audi R10 also the 908 is equipped with a diesel engine with the FAP system connected to the exhausts, but unlike the German car is a coupe.
Nicolas Minassian, Marc Gene, Jacques Villeneuve with the Peugeot 908 HDI FAP n.7 were forced to retire at the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours, the car proved very fast, but at an hour and a half from the end the engine broke while they were on the second place. During the season with the duo Gene and Minassian participated in the Le Mans Series, the crew won the victories at Monza, Silverstone and Interlagos, but the title went to the sister car of Lamy and Sarrazin.
The race won to Emanuele Pirro, Frank Biella and Marco Werner with the Audi R10 TDI n.1, second the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP n.8 of Pedro Lamy, Stephane Sarrazin and Sebastien Bourdais, detached from ten laps, while in third position Jean-Christophe Boullion, Emmanuel Collard and Romain Dumas with the Pescarolo P01-Judd n.16.
Peugeot 908 HDi FAP
Designed: Paolo Catone
Carbon-fibre monocoque with fully stressed engine
Length: 4650 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1030 mm
Suspension front: Double wishbones, push-rod actuated torsion bars and dampers
Suspension rear: Double wishbones, push-rod actuated coil springs over dampers
Brakes: Ventilated carbon fibre discs
Peugeot 5500 cc V12 100° Diesel Bi-Turbo
Power: 522 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Paddle Operated six speed Semi-Automatic
Differential: Rear differential lock
Fuel brand: Total
Tank Capacity: 81 lt
Did not finish at the 24 hours of Le Mans 2007 with drivers Nicolas Minassian, Marc Gene, Jacques Villeneuve.
Race winner: 1000 km of Monza, 1000 km of Silverstone, 1000 miles of Interlagos.
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