Even 100 years ago, Dario Resta won the race in the Indianapolis 500 on Peugeot L45 with an average speed of 135 km / h. Now Peugeot presents Peugeot L500 R HYbrid concept, created in memory of a great team «Charlatans», which led Peugeot to three victories between 1913 and 1919.
Peugeot L500 R Hybrid model is low in contact with the ground, which gives new aerodynamic capabilities when driving. Wide chassis, body low (only 1 m in height), weight 1,000 kg – all this allows the car to accelerate to 100 km / h in 2.5 seconds and to overcome 1000 meters in less than 20 seconds. Such extraordinary performance can be achieved thanks to a team Peugeot Sport.
They established a hybrid gasoline engine with two motors (one – in front, an arc – back). Also, the engine capacity is 270 hp. It generates a torque of 730 Nm. Features of design cars are sleek lines from the Peugeot badge on the entire machine. The exterior lights are underlined 3 species that became characteristic of Peugeot company to date.
Since L500 R Hybrid – car racing, the engineers had achieved harmony between the machine and the driver’s driving sensations, thanks to the individual elements that make cars in the whole capsule. The model is equipped with technology Peugeot i-Cockpit. Even a small steering wheel is connected to the system and passes holographic information on the two screens. Peugeot Team is also equipped with an additional car seat for virtual co-pilot. Headphones can create a virtual reality sensation of this race, without the need to start the car.
Because the Peugeot L500 R HYbrid racing car is designed to be one with its driver, driving sensations are amplified by a driver compartment deliberately designed to form an individual floating capsule enclosed in the bodywork. Through a prospective concept, the Peugeot i-Cockpit technology takes a radical motorsport stance, with a small steering wheel embedded in the structure and two holograms showing information in dual disc displays. In their relentless quest for aerodynamic, the Peugeot teams reinterpreted the original L45 two-seat architecture to produce a single seater that offers a virtual co-pilot an amplified real-time racing experience through a virtual reality headset.