When Peugeot introduced the first concept version of its 9X8 Hypercar, it surprised with its wild design and lack of a rear wing. As for racing cars from the 70s, the rear wing is a pass, as far as Peugeot is concerned, because the recently published racing car racing team for competitions also avoids high aerodesign.
According to Peugeot, this is a race car that will debut in the competition at 6 o’clock Monza on July 10, 2022. The team confirmed that the lack of a wing meets the requirements FIA Hypercar Le Mans rules and according to its own performance requirements, and the car is likely to get the downforce from the aerodynamic elements of the body.
Presented today at the racetrack in the Algarve, better known as Portimaothe rear wheels of the car are powered by a 2.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that produces 697 liters. electric motor.
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The Peugeot 9X8 has a length of 4995 mm (197 inches), making it as long as the Genesis G80. It also has a width of 2000 mm (79 inches) and a height of 1145 mm (45 inches) and weighs 1,030 kg (2,270 pounds), despite all the electric transmission equipment.
In the testing process, Peugeot drove the 9X8 over 10,000 km (6,214 miles) in 25 test days. It says this rigorous testing was necessary to ensure the car’s performance and reliability and led to it missing 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2022 (although the event will feature a stationary version of the car).
However, he will be participating in the 2023 racing season, and Peugeot has every intention of launching the 9X8 during the 100th anniversary 24 Hours of Le Mans Next year. In its first race in July, Peugeot will take part in two 9X8s driven by Paul Di Resta, Loic Duvall, Mikel Jensen, Gustavo Menezes, James Rositer and Jean-Eric Verne.
“There are only a few weeks left before his first competition in Monza, The PEUGEOT 9X8 is running miles in testing on various tracks, ”said Olivier Jansoni, CTO of Peugeot Sport. “After all, there is no substitute for real racing, and we can’t wait to discover the potential of our hybrid-electric Hypercar, which was developed by us to demonstrate our skills in hybridization and other areas.”