Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE Draws Inspiration From Le Mans

Not only can the application of electric motors drastically reduce fuel consumption, but the instant torque delivery can make for an even faster (and therefore more fun) vehicle, and I’m not just talking about supercars. The Peugeot 208 Hybrid FE borrows Le Mans racing technology to build what is perhaps the hottest hybrid hatchback ever.

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Peugeot Building Lightweight, 135 MPG Hot Hatch

Fresh off its record-breaking run at Pikes Peak, French automaker Peugeot is wasting no time touting its hot hatchback credentials. Next up? A project known as the Peugeot 208 FE, a hot hatchback weighing around just 1,700 pounds, capable of 135 mpg on the European testing cycle, and still able to zip from 0 to 60 mph in under 8 seconds.

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