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Peugeot 9X8: l’hypercar per Le Mans vista dal vivo

The hypercar for Le Mans is seen live

Preview in Monza – I know Peugeot 9X8 It will immediately compete in the Endurance Championship WEC 2022 And valuable 24 hours Le Mans Only results along the way will inform us. But it has been a long time since there was such a sophisticated and specific racing car. Created to compete in the WEC’s LMH (Le Mans Hypercar) category, the Peugeot Racing prototype Monza came to the round 6 hour Monza, which we were able to watch live. Wide and minimal, after all, without a large rear section, the Peugeot 9X8 is only a concept now, but in the words of its designers, it will change slightly in the version we see on track next year.

Hybrid and integration – A choice, to do without Peugeot 9X8 The most classic of the aerodynamic appendages, commanded by the designers, but also commanded for a precise technical reason: this restriction imposes limits on the downstream developed by cars, which Peugeot engineers have achieved “only” by working – with a large extraction – and in the forms of body work. The maximum power that can be delivered at any time is dictated by the regulation Hybrid system – 680 hp – But Peugeot’s new power plant hides more than just the mark: it incorporates new 6-cylinder 90 ° V-twin-turbo traction on the rear wheels, along with a high-voltage battery (900 volts) on the front axle. Depending on the different parameters imposed by the speed and the rules, the Peugeot 9X8 can rely on all-wheel drive for maximum stability at high-speed corners, while recharging the battery when the kinetic energy is stopped.

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When will you get on track? – Colors selected for this first public presentation Peugeot 9X8 They may be the updated hybrid spirit of the Peugeot Sport, the same as the gray and glowing green, recognizing the 508’s sporty Peugeot Sport engineering variant. The name of this racing car is also taken from the present, but the French manufacturer’s past: 9 is reminiscent of the French racing prototypes such as the Peugeot 905 and 908 HDI Fab, while 8 is the end number of the current Peugeot names. Instead of zero, ‘X’ stands for four-wheel drive system. In short, everything suggests a return to style in endurance racing for an already successful French manufacturer Le Mans In 2009 with the Peugeot 908 HD Fab. But we will have to wait a little longer to see the ultra-modern racing hypercar: the first track tests are expected by the end of the year. Over the next few months we will see again the engineers involved in the development of the robust car simulator and the bench tests of the powertrain so that it can withstand the long and heavy use imposed by Le Mans 24 hours.