Peugeot reveals the characteristics of the prototype of the Hypercar 9X8, its new racing car new generation that will debut in FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2022. It happens in this discipline at Peugeot 905 is 908, winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans respectively in 1992 is 1993, is in the 2009.
With 9X8, Peugeot realizes a real brand project around the concept of Neo-Performance, which combines maximum sportiness, technological know-how transferable to production models, efficiency and excellence of design.
Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar
Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar was born from the close collaboration between the teams of Design and of Peugeot Engineering and Peugeot Sport was decisive for exploring new aerodynamic solutions and stylistic and to define an absolutely original line.
New Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar for the WEC World Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans
After intense months of joint work, the development engineers under the responsibility of Olivier Jansonnie, Technical Director of Peugeot Sport, and the designers coordinated by Matthias Hossann, Peugeot Design Director, unveil the main lines and aerodynamic concept of this Peugeot 9X8.
This approach was suggested by new regulation for the category Le Mans Hypercar (LMH), introduced by the FIA and the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest), which takes over from the premier category LMP1.
Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar VIDEO
The regulation offers more freedom in the treatment of aerodynamic surfaces and encourages a radically new reflection and design of innovative cars, more open to the inventiveness of the design teams.