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French Friday: moins de 24 heures!

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I’m getting a bit nervous as the start is getting nearer. Tomorrow one of the world’s greatest automotive events of the year will be held again in France: Le Mans 2015. So last Tuesday I presented you a line-up of Porsches. And for today I needed something more recent. And French obviously.

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But my main-focus is somewhat more old French. Then I remembered a friend bought a little Peugeot a few years ago. And got a 1/43 Peugeot Le Mans racer from the dealer. That ended up in my hands. So I present you: the 2007 Peugeot 908 Hdi FAP.

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And I had such good hopes I could use this one for some epic panning-shots. But, as with Tuesday’s 907, it didn’t roll. Not because the rear-axle didn’t allow any rotation: None of the 4 wheels were able to spin even a millimeter!

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But maybe that’s what you get with a free goodie. These Peugeot-dealer models are made by Altaya. And in the box is clearly stated ‘This is not a child’s toy’. But a little rotating wheels wouldn’t have hurt.

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The 908 Hdi FAP was quite successful. It even won Le Mans in 2009. And that finish was truly epic as the 2nd and 6th placed other 908s were lined up for the finish, resulting in an amazing finishing shot:

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The 908 wasn’t the first LMP1 prototype to feature a diesel, Audi’s R10 TDI started this trend a year earlier.

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Well, not much left for me to tell, just make sure you all tune in to watch one of the most epic races of this year. No Peugeots this year so I guess I’ll support Porsche for the win this year.

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Vive Le Mans, vive le sport! Bon week-end!

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