Peugeot Sport and Complete have launched a petrol-electric powertrain according to the FIA’s new guidelines. The co-developed package deal is predicated on a 2.6-liter V6 turbo engine positioned behind the motive force. The retractable middle engine weighs 165 kg and drives the rear wheels. The entrance axle is powered by a 272-horsepower electrical motor generator; the mixed energy output of the 2 powertrains is 500 kW, or 680 hp – the humorous factor is that the petrol engine alone is able to this energy, however the FIA rulebook limits the general energy of the powertrain to that extent.
The transmission is sequential seven-speed, the brakes are electronically managed, however the entrance can also be assisted by the entrance electrical motor, to the extent that it may be managed by the motive force.
A part of the package deal is the revolutionary, high-energy-density battery pack developed by Peugeot Sport at the side of Complete’s subsidiary Saft. They selected a composition that enables for very quick loading and discharging, the precise particulars are clearly secret. The battery behind the motive force, positioned beneath the gasoline tank, is protected against injury by a carbon fiber housing, the rulebook permits it to be charged from an exterior energy supply earlier than a race (i.e., a race automobile plug-in hybrid.)
In response to the FIA’s guidelines, the electrical motor can solely be switched on above 120 km / h; On ground gasoline, the facility of the petrol engine is restricted to 408 hp, so the overall energy output doesn’t exceed 680 horsepower.
The system makes so many concessions that if the battery is discharged and the automobile is working on a straight part, the engine energy might be elevated to 700 horsepower for a short while (by direct drive of the electrical motor.) FIA inspectors are stored knowledgeable of the present energy output.
Peugeot and Complete will start reside testing of the automobile on the finish of 2021, whereas growth will proceed on a dynamometer and simulator.