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Friday, July 9, 2021

Peugeot has prepared its new 9X8 hypercar to fight at the WEC 2022

Fierce and savage, maybe that's the first impression when you see the latest hypercar from the French company Peugeot. How not, the followed low-slung hypercar called the Peugeot 9X8 planed to fight at the FIA's World Endurance Championship 2022 for Peugeot. It will fight fiercely with other race cars like the Toyota GR Super Sport when it reaches the grid in 2022. While its unique name is taken from one of the Peugeot's legendary racing cars such as the 905 which had won the Le Mans 24-Hours of 1992 and 1993.
Peugeot 9X8 hypercar is prepared by French company to race in the FIA's World Endurance Championsip 2022. (Picture from: CarWow)
If we pay close attention, the fierce impression is clearly visible from its appearance starting from the claw-like headlight and taillight design, besides that the 9X8 also features the company's lion head logo that lights up on the nose and sides. While deep air intakes and large side scoops are standard hypercar fare, uniquely you wouldn't find a large wing at rear and that's perhaps the most striking design element of it.
Peugeot 9X8 hypercar is powered by hybrid system which consists of a rear-mounted 2.6-liter twin-turbo V6 engine capable of spewing power around 680 hp and a front-mounted 200kW (272hp) electric motor. (Picture from: CarWow)
However the French auto company was reluctant to comment further, regarding the Peugeot's designers success removed the rear wing features while maintaining the required downforce and aerodynamic efficiency by simply saying that they intend to keep the secret of this innovation for themselves as long possible, as stated by Stellantis Motorsport Director, Jean-Marc Finot.
Peugeot 9X8 hypercar has a minimalist interior, with race seats, roll cage and clean dash, due to the dials and digital displays and everything is already attached digitally in the steering. (Picture from: CarWow)
The Peugeout 9X8's fierce exterior layered by Selenium Grey and contrasting Kryptonite acid green/yellow highlights on the interior, these are a typical livery of the Peugeot Sport Engineered as you can be seen on models like the new 508.
This is a typical livery of the Peugeot Sport Engineered as you can be seen on models like the new 508. (Picture from: CarWow)
Since it's built as the racing-purposed cars hence have a rather minimalist interior, only filled with race seats, roll cage and there's no dash which usually full of dials and digital displays such as on the other race car cabins, but in the Peugeot 9X8 everything is already attached digitally in the steering, so allowing the driver to stay focused on one point while on driving.
The hybrid system of the Peugeot 9X8 hypercar is then paired with a 900-volt battery packages and a seven-speed sequential gearbox. (Picture from: CarWow)
For the drivetrain, the Peugeot's hypercar applies a hybrid drive system consisting of a rear-mounted 2.6-liter twin-turbo V6 engine capable of spewing power around 680 hp and a front-mounted 200kW (272hp) electric motor. The hybrid system is then paired with a 900-volt battery packages and a seven-speed sequential gearbox (which is said in the final stages of development) to make Peugeot 9X8 run faster on the tracks.
As per racing regulations, the total output of both power sources will be limited to just 670 hp through various softwares and hardwares. This will help to ensure tight and fair races on track while still giving more leeway to the engineers in developing more innovative powertrain technologies. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARWOW ]
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