A ls Peugeot was still represented in the USA, on it only the elderly can remember. When pilot Dario Resta won the Indy 500 for the car manufacturer with the L45, probably no one else. The French achieved their three triumphs in the legendary US classic between 1913 and 1919.
Peugeot L500 R Hybrid with 500 hp
At this time and the victories achieved at that time, the Remember racing car study Peugeot L500 R Hybrid. To be remembered, the athlete of the future, who is supposed to be reminiscent of the L45, relies on a striking exterior. Broad in appearance, but just under a meter high, with a closed cockpit and a 500 hp and 730 Nm hybrid drive.
This consists of a 270 hp turbo gasoline four-cylinder and two electric motors - one per axle. With the traction of four driven wheels, the Peugeot L500 R Hybrid, weighing just under 1,000 kilograms, should jump from zero to 100 km /h in 2.5 seconds.
PSA wakes up the USA
The lines of the single-seat L500 R Hybrid are somewhat reminiscent of the Corvette. Strongly modeled wheel arches, long snout, tapering high tail. The flanks are strongly drawn in and strongly contoured. The spoiler nose crouches low on the asphalt. Carbon is mandatory as the body material.
With 750 hp for the Gran Turismo racing simulation
For the Gran Turismo racing simulation, the French have further developed the 2016 study into an even more extreme racing car. The internal combustion engine was increased in output to 580 hp at 10,000 revolutions. The unit is supported by a 170 hp electric motor. The system performance increases to 750 PS. It is shifted using a sequential 7-speed gearbox. The complete drive unit sits on the rear axle. A lithium-ion battery supplies the power for operation, while the brakes behind the forged magnesium rims are made of carbon discs. The height of the chassis can be independently adjusted hydraulically on both axes. Because the 750 is not only stronger, but at 825 kg, 175 kg lighter than the 500, the sprint time also drops to 2.4 seconds
PSA boss Carlos Tavares had a Return of the French to the US Market as a destination in theLong-term planning confirmed. The French had already attracted a lot of attention in the USA in 2013. Sebastien Loeb had atomized the Pikes Peak record in the Peuget 208 T16 Pikes Peak and set a record that will probably not be cracked for a very long time.