Peugeot, the French car manufacturer, announced that is planning to develop a hybrid diesel car which will be used to compete in the 2009 Le Mans 24 hour endurance race. These news were revealed by Peugeot’s new Ceo, Mr. Jean-Philippe Collin so things are already established and set to go. According to the CEO the new diesel engine will be mounted on the existing 908 chassis and the tests with the new car will begin at the end of this year.
Although the car will be still in testing there are some small chances so that racing in November at the famous chinese endurance race ACO 1,000km Challenge in Shanghai.
Looks like things are getting „greener” also in the world of motorsport and manufacturers are taking the Global Warming problem more seriously. After Peugeot and Toyota who already tested the petrol-electric Supra in the Tokachi 24-Hour Race in Japan, there are great chances to see also the other manufacturers revealing their eco-friendly sports cars sooner than we could think.