After two years of work and testing, the French manufacturer has finally presented the 9X8 which will make its debut in the World Endurance Championship on July 10 at the 6 Hours of Monza.
It was in Portugal, during a test organized on the Portimao circuit that Peugeot unveiled the 9X8 on Friday, the Hypercar which will allow the brand to make its big comeback in Endurance. Not at the 2022 24 Hours of Le Mans but straight after, on July 10 at the 6 Hours of Monza. For the Le Mans event, we will have to wait until 2023 and the centenary edition in the Sarthe.
As expected and as announced for months, the Lioness will not have a rear wing. A technical challenge which also gives the car a unique line with an anthracite and black dress and headlights imitating the claws of a feline. A total success on the aesthetic level that will have to be converted on the track in a few weeks in Italy.
In terms of figures, Peugeot will enter two Hypercars struck by numbers 93 and 94. Hybrid, the racing car will develop 680 horsepower powered by bio and synthetic fuel prepared by Total Energie, the team’s sponsor, and will weigh 1030 kilos.
Peugeot, which has three victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, has placed its trust in six drivers to reconnect with excellence in a discipline in full revival since Ferrari and Porsche in particular are preparing to return to the track alongside Toyota and Alpine: Loïc Duval , Mikkel Jensen, Gustavo Menezes, Paul di Resta, Jean-Éric Vergne and James Rossiter.