Peugeot was, for a time, the only proper competition for the all dominant diesel Audi Le Mans cars from 2007 to 2011. Famously during that period, one of their 908 HDi FAP race cars won the legendary race in 2009.
However, Peugeot withdrew from competition in the World Endurance Championship after 2011, due to the expenses needed to develop hybrid powertrains that could compete with Porsche, Audi, and Toyota.
Now, however, Peugeot has announced that they are returning to the WEC, and Le Mans, with the Peugeot Hypercar. Unlike earlier reports,