The Peugeot 9X8 Hybrid-powered Hypercar model will officially launch in Monza, Italy, on July 10 and will compete in the prominent Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) class of the FIA Endurance Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours with its new Hypercar powered by a Hybrid engine is making a real contribution to accelerating Peugeot’s progress in the field of electrification technology.

Looking at the outside, the Peugeot 9X8 makes a strong impression with the bold cut lines of aerodynamic details. Its most noticeable point is the rear of the car, which is not equipped with a spoiler like other racing cars. However, the racing team said they were able to create the necessary downforce to make the car competitive despite not having this part.

Regarding the interior, the brand has simplified most of the details, and the car also has large cutouts above the wheel cavity, which can help reduce air pressure inside this area. In addition, the racing team from France focused on using a square design for many details, typically the air intake on the roof as well as the rear diffuser and taillights. The car has three sets of shark fins on the back, two placed on the side and one placed in the middle.

At the front, the front of the car still has Peugeot’s signature hook-shaped lights. The racing team also confirmed that the interior of the 9X8 is inspired by the i-Cockpit on its commercial cars so that fans can easily recognize this is a Peugeot when watching the race with the angle from inside. cockpit.

Providing power for the 9X8 is a 2.6-liter V6 engine block with the ability to produce maximum power of up to 671 horsepower. Combined with this engine is an electric motor with a capacity of 268 horsepower. The internal combustion engine will transmit power directly to the rear wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission while the electric motor uses 900V voltage to operate the front axle.

As for the name, 9X8 is explained by Peugeot as follows. 9 represents the company’s racing line with names like 905 and 908 in the past. X represents the AWD drive system and also symbolizes the intersection between electric and gasoline. Finally, number 8 is simply the number of commercial vehicle models being sold by the company.

“The successful collaboration between our racing engineering team and the styling department has resulted in an elegant, luxurious car,” said Jean-Marc Finot, Sporting Director of Stellantis Motorsport and Peugeot. and has a unique style. Furthermore, the LMH classification has given us the ability to design and develop a 100% Peugeot car. We have complete control over the vehicle’s design and its complex, all-wheel drive electric-hybrid system. We had no hesitation whatsoever in choosing to compete in the LMH division as this would allow us to expand and showcase our knowledge in a competitive arena against other major players in the auto industry.”

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