Peugeot Sport have revealed their new 2011 Le Mans contender – the new Peugeot 908 HDi FAP which now comes with a turbocharged 3.7 litre V8 diesel engine as opposed to the previous generation racecar’s 5.5 litre V12 diesel. The car was known as the 90X during development and Peugeot decided to continue with the 908 name to continue building on the previous generation racecar’s wave of success.

Even though the new engine has 4 less cylinders in its V-banks, power output is still considerable – 550 horses, even though significantly less than the V12’s output of over 730 horses. The V angle of the new engine is also 90 degrees while the V12 was a 100 degree engine.

Peugeot has decided to stick with pure diesel combustion engine power with the new engine as opposed to any hybrid/KERS trickery. This will make it the 5th consecutive years Peugeot has competed in endurance racing with a FAP filter equipped diesel engine.

Look after the jump for a full gallery of the new 908 racer.

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