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How Peugeot see the future of motor sport with its L500 R HYbrid

01 June 2016

The Peugeot L500 R HYbrid is a design concept that celebrates the past of motor sport, whilst looking to the future with amazing new features.

Peugeot L500 R HYbrid concept (Credit: Peugeot)

With its wide track, low profile and light weight (1,000kg), the Peugeot L500 R HYbrid is designed for performance. It takes 2.5 seconds to reach 100km/h from standstill and 19 seconds to cover 1,000m. 

Developed by the Peugeot Sport teams, the 500bhp plug-in hybrid petrol powertrain features two electric motors (one for the front and rear) and a 270hp petrol engine which has peak torque of 730Nm.

It’s design style features sleek lines from its badge, towards the driver, to end in a streamlined rear feature that highlights the three distinctive rear lamp claws that form part of Peugeot’s design identity. 

The hybrid car is designed to be at one with its driver, so the driving sensations are amplified by a compartment made to form an individual floating capsule enclosed in the bodywork. The Peugeot i-Cockpit technology takes a motor sport stance, with a small steering wheel embedded in the structure and two holograms showing information in dual disc display.

By reinterpreting the original L45 two-seat architecture, the teams produced a single seater that offers a virtual co-pilot an amplified real-time racing experience through virtual reality. 

For more information visit the Peugeot website.

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