July 4, 2022

The Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar has been revealed in full and can make its aggressive debut throughout the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2022.

Powering the Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar is a light-weight 2.6-litre V6 petrol engine producing 671bhp and tipping the scales at solely 165kg. This sits instantly behind the driving force in a mid-engine structure, with energy being pushed to all 4 wheels. Aiding that turbocharged engine is a 200kw (268bhp) electrical motor mounted to the entrance axle and powering the entrance wheels. Peugeot calls the brand new system the Hybrid4 500kw powertrain.

Regardless of each propulsion techniques being able to producing a mixed determine of far more than 671bhp, the FIA endurance laws dictate that it can not exceed that stage. Peugeot Sport enforces this by limiting the petrol motor’s energy to 405bhp when the electrical motor is delivering its most energy. The explanation for that is that the laws additionally dictate that the electrical motor can not ship any energy beneath 75bhp, and due to this fact extra engine energy is required to supply the 671bhp determine. When that velocity is exceeded, the facility from the V6 is modulated to by no means exceed that 671bhp determine.

Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar

The Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar’s entrance and rear lighting signatures, which take the type of three claw-like strokes, are acquainted Peugeot, whereas the model’s new lion’s head emblem options on the entrance and on the perimeters of the automotive. The Selenium Gray and contrasting Kryptonite acid inexperienced/yellow highlights, featured on each the physique and contained in the cockpit, echo the color scheme chosen for the brand new Peugeot Sport Engineered line, launched first on the 508 and 508 SW.

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Stellantis Motorsport Director, Jean-Marc Finot mentioned: “The absence of a rear wing on the PEUGEOT 9X8 is a serious revolutionary step. We’ve achieved a level of aerodynamic effectivity that permits us to put off this function. Don’t ask how, although! We’ve each intention of conserving {that a} secret so long as we presumably can!”

Tech Spec: Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar

Class: Le Mans Hypercar (LMH)
Size: 5,000mm
Width: 2,080mm
Top: 1,180mm
Wheelbase: 3,045mm
Powertrain: Peugeot Hybrid4 500KW (all-wheel drive)
Rear-drive practice: 500kW (671bhp), 2.6L twin-turbo, 90-degree V6 petrol inner combustion engine + seven-speed sequential transmission
Entrance-drive practice: 200kW electrical motor-generator + single-speed reducer
Battery: Excessive density, 900-volt battery co-designed by Peugeot Sport, TotalEnergies/Saft
Gas and lubricants: TotalEnergies