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“The Lion Has Roared”

14 Jun

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For the first time in 16 years, Peugot has emerged victorious at the 24 Hours of LeMans. The 908, a direct injection, diesel powered, twin turbo, prototype style machine, was able to take down the previously dominant Audi’s, completing 382 laps, for a total of 3000 miles. The second place car was also a Peugot 908, completing 381 laps.

I love the design of this car – so many swoops and curves. The powerplant is simply a technological marvel. The cutting edge nature of the series in general is part of what makes the event so intoxicating for me.