On July 10, 2022, in Monza, Italy, a new era will begin for Peugeot.

After the victorious 905 and 908, the 9X8 will make its debut on the tracks of the WEC, bringing a new look to the discipline.

This hypercar, which is distinguished first of all by the absence of a rear wing, complies with the new Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) ACO/FIA regulations, which favor programs that are more accessible than LMP1 while being just as competitive.

The Peugeot 9X8 is a 4-wheel drive hybrid prototype.

It is powered by a 2.6-litre twin-turbocharged 707 hp V6 powered by 100% renewable fuel (excellium racing 100), and delivering its power to the rear wheels.

The 200 kW (272 hp) electric motor that drives the front wheels, as well as the inverter are made in partnership with Marelli.

The 900 V high-voltage battery is co-developed with TotalEnergies/Saft, while Michelin supplies the tyres.

The 9X8 displays athletic measurements: 4.995 meters long, 2 wide and a height of 1.145 meters.

It weighs only 1030 kg.

No rear wing

The collaborative work between the Design and Sport teams has delivered a racy and extreme car.

When the mockup announcing the concept was presented in July 2021, many thought that the lack of a rear wing would be purely intentional.

The interpretation of the LMH ACO/FIA regulations had prompted the team of Olivier Jansonnie, technical director of Peugeot Sport, to opt for this solution.

Track tests, conducted since December on 5 different tracks with specific characteristics (Portimao, Le Castellet, Motorland Aragon, Barcelona and Magny-Cours) have confirmed this concept: the racing car presented at Portimao as a prelude to a new tests is in line with the vision presented by the 2021 model.

The Peugeot 9X8 will debut in the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship on July 10 at the 6 Hours of Monza, temple of speed.

This is where she will be officially on the track for the first time, in front of the public and against the competition.


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