When Peugeot unveiled the first concept version of its 9X8 Hypercar, it was mesmerized by its wild design and lack of rear wings. A fixture of racing cars from the ’70s, the Peugeot, as far as concerns are concerned, passes the rear wing, as the racing team’s newly unveiled, competition-spec race car also avoids the longer part of the arrow design.
Peugeot says this is the race car that will make its debut on July 10, 2022 in the Manzar 6 Hours. The team confirmed that the lack of a wing was in line with the FIA’s Le Mans Hypercar regulations and its own performance requirements. And the car will probably get its downforce from the Underbody Arrow element.
Unveiled today at the Autodromo do Algarve, better known as Portimao, the rear wheels of the car are powered by a 2.6-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 engine that produces 697 hp (520 kW / 707 PS), while the front wheels are powered by a 2.6-liter. Powered by Blogger. High-performance 268 hp (200 kW / 272 PS) electric motor.
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The Peugeot 9X8 is 4,995 mm (197-inches) tall, making it as tall as the Genesis G80. It is 2,000 mm (79 inches) wide and 1145 mm (45 inches) long and tips the 1,030 kg (2,270 lb) scales despite having all the electric drivetrain equipment.
During its test process, the Peugeot 25 ran 9X8 over 10,000 km (6,214 miles) on the test day. This rigorous test, he says, was necessary to ensure the car’s performance and reliability, and it forced the avoidance of the 24-hour Le Mans running in 2022 (although a stable version of the car will be shown at the event).
However, it will compete throughout the 2023 racing season, and Peugeot has every intention of running 9X8 on the 100th anniversary of next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. For its first race in July, Peugeot will enter two 9X8s, driven by Paul de Resta, Loïc Duval, Mikkel Jensen, Gustavo Menezes, James Rossiter, and Jean-Éric Vergne.
Olivier Jansney, technical director of Peugeot Sport, said: “With just a few weeks to go before its first competitive tour of Manja, the PEUGEOT 9X8 is up to a kilometer ahead in testing various circuits.” “But at the end of the day, there is no substitute for real racing and we can’t wait to discover the potential of our hybrid-electric hypercar which was built internally to showcase our skills in hybridization and other fields. Area. “