Like a child coming into the world, the engine of the future Peugeot roared for the first time a few days ago in Satory (Yvelines). At the PSA Motorsport headquarters, behind a 30 cm armored door and safety glass, a handful of privileged people witnessed the awakening of the twin-turbo petrol V6, the heart of the Hypercar. A successful baptism, since the engineers even pushed the engine block to full load for a few moments. The first session in a long series to make the block more reliable: sessions of up to 30 hours of non-stop testing are planned. “
This is an important and symbolic step. Our teams have been working on the project for 14 months, mainly on simulation and calculations. Humanly, it's necessarily a special day to live
», Says Olivier Jansonnie, the technical director of the endurance project, which currently employs 80 people.
About fifty additional employees will be added soon.
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