Peugeot L500 R HYbrid Concept, the inspiration of the past to imagine the future

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looking back to envision what is to come: with this intention is born Peugeot L500 R HYbrid, a futuristic virtual prototype that pays homage to the tradition of the lion brand in the competition. One hundred years ago, may 30, 1916, Dario Resta won in the 500 Miles of Indianapolis behind the wheel of a Peugeot L45.

Between 1913 and 1919, Peugeot won three victories in Indianapolis with their first models of competition, the L76, L57, L3 and L45. And it seems lie, but it does already almost one hundred years that saw innovations such as four valves per cylinder, precisely in the Peugeot L76. Now, this Peugeot L500 R HYbrid wants to surprise with its design and technology.

Designed by Peugeot Sport, this prototype adopts a hybrid engine of 500 HP and 730 Nm of torque, comprising a mechanical fuel 270 HP and two electric motors, one on the front axle and the other on the rear axle. Peugeot will have a offensive of electric and hybrid production from 2019, although for the moment none of them will reach these figures.

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On paper, this prototype would be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds, needing only 19 seconds to cover 1,000 metres from standstill. The design of this Peugeot L500 R HYbrid is equally striking, with only a meter of height, a great width of axes and aerodynamic lines and sharp. Its weight is only 1,000 kilograms, which gives us a weight/power ratio of 2 Kg/HP.

This car takes a risky interior, with a Peugeot i-Cockpit is very evolved and focused on the pilot, so that this will be encapsulated and on their steering wheel displays a double hologram with the relevant information for the driving. If there were any doubt, the future short-and medium-term Peugeot will be hybrid, and this prototype wants to be a advancement of that.