This is the actual racing spec of the Peugeot 9X8
Confirmation that yes, the hybrid Hypercar will race without a rear wing
Peugeot has unveiled its finished 9X8 endurance racing Hypercar after completing more than 10,000km of testing, and the big news is there’s still no rear wing.
Peugeot describes the 9X8 as having a “uniquely sleek silhouette” and “a cat-like stance”. We’d certainly agree with the former. Not so sure about the latter. Anyway, the French team isn’t giving away any of its aero secrets just yet (presumably there are many underneath that futuristic bodywork) but it does say that this is exactly how it’ll look when it hits the track in competition for the first time.
That debut will be at the Six Hours of Monza in July, which sadly means we’ll have to wait until 2023 to see Peugeot back at Le Mans – next year’s LMH and LMdH top class is shaping up to be an absolute cracker.
The 9X8 conforms to the ACO and FIA’s Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) class and is four-wheel drive, with a 2.6-litre twin-turbo V6 powering the rear wheels and a bespoke, high performance electric motor on the fronts. Looks fairly tiny in that second image above, but don’t be fooled – it’s actually two metres wide and almost five metres long. Only just over a metre tall, though, and Peugeot says it weighs just 1,030kg despite the battery pack and hybrid gubbins.
Can Peugeot get back to the very top of endurance racing?
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