Peugeot 9X8, ready to conquer Le Mans

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From Portugal to conquer the world. The Peugeot 9X8 is called the car that the French manufacturer (now part of Stellantis) presented to the world to take up the challenge in endurance races. Unveiled in Portimao, in the South of the Lusitanian land, the car & ndash; a real hypercar & ndash; & egrave; l & rsquo; weapon that the Peugeot Total Energies team put & agrave; on track in the near future. Hybrid , with 4-wheel drive, already has; marked with a red circle on the calendar the date of his debut which will take place; on 10 July at the & ldquo; 6 hours of Monza & rdquo;, fourth round of the 2022 FIA Endurance World Championship (WEC).

EREDIT? OF A GLORIOUS PAST

That of the new Peugeot car will be; not an easy challenge: the car follows in the footsteps of the cars that preceded it, the 905 and 908, winners at Le Mans. But it will & agrave; with a whole new design and innovative tools to put in place to put the checkered flag in the viewfinder: first of all there is no & rsquo; & egrave; the rear wing, but its look also recalls that feline posture that matches the historical brand of the Lion. But it is also a showcase: in fact, it displays all the futuristic technologies of the French group, so it is; as his will to be a pioneer in the path of the energy transition of the car world.

ENCOURAGING TESTS

But at the appointment with the races, Peugeot 9X8 already arrives; with a good wealth of experience: it already has; path more & ugrave; 10,000 kilometers in 25 days of testing. A necessary step to have performance guarantees, but also reliability, even at the cost of postponing the appointment with the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2022 .


There will be six official drivers at the wheel of the Peugeot 9X8: this is Paul Di Resta ( GBR), Lo & iuml; c Duval (FRA), Mikkel Jensen (DNK), Gustavo Menezes (USA/BRA), James Rossiter (GBR) and Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA).

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