Peugeot 908 HDi test: Taming the lion

Peugeot 908 HDi test: Taming the lion

As part of his prize for winning the Peugeot THP Spider Cup, Simon Moulton got to test the mighty 908 HDi FAP. He shared his memories of an amazing experience with AUTOSPORT

Peugeot's 908 HDi FAP turbodiesel was last season's fastest Le Mans racer. Peugeot Spider Cup champion Simon Moulton got behind the wheel to discover its secrets

The request sounds simple: brake at the 100-metre board. In theory it is. In reality, when you're sat in the ultra-claustrophobic cockpit of the Peugeot 908, approaching the sharp end of 300km/h in sixth gear – yes, that's 185mph – ordering your right foot to stay on the throttle and not switch to the middle pedal, as Turn 1 at Circuit de Catalunya rushes up and fills the windscreen, is a true test of mind over matter.

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