on The 30th day of may met nothing less than a 100 years of one of the most important milestones of Peugeot in the automotive industry. In 1916, the pilot Dario Resta took to the Peugeot L45 it to victory in the famous race of the Indianapolis 500, obtaining an average speed of 135 km/h, a great brand for the time. Until 1919, Peugeot came back up two more times with the victory in this legendary endurance race.
Now Peugeot wants to pay tribute to that achievement with a prototype, the Peugeot L500 R HYbrid, a awesome car that brings to our days a part of the essence of that Peugeot L45 with an engine of 4.5 litres. 500 horsepower power of the mechanical hybrid of the L500 R HYbrid, has fallen far short of the then-innovative four-cylinder engine, which was the first to have four valves per cylinder and two camshafts in head.
In the Peugeot L500 R HYbrid that task to innovate rests on their mechanical hybrid plug-in, which combines the engine 1.6 Turbo of 270 HP of the Peugeot 308 GTi with two electric motors, one on each axis. This is how you can get the 500 HP and 730 Nm of torque in this car from 1 meter height and 1,000 pounds of weight that finishes off the 0-100 km/h in just 2.5 seconds.
The design team of Peugeot has printed some of the characteristic features of the brand and has maintained the line of the last prototypes with an eye-catching body bittern, blue and black, with red details. Inside, the pilot is accommodated in a passenger compartment worthy of a Formula 1, but that endorses an element widely used in production cars of the brand, the Peugeot i-Cockit. Now, being a prototype had to innovate and the i-Cockpit displays the information in the form of holograms.
Source – Peugeot