Peugeot hypercar presented for the 24 Hours of Le MansSeptember 19, 2020
The French brand has unveiled a high-performance road car that will take part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. The car received 671 hp. and an electrically driven front axle.
Peugeot announces a return to endurance racing at Le Mans in 2022 in a new class of hypercars. It is reported that in addition to the racing version of the French high-performance car, we can also expect a version of the novelty intended for ordinary city roads.
Peugeot’s new hypercar has no official name yet. The company is developing the car at its motorsport headquarters in Paris.
“So far we have approved part of the aerodynamic concept, the engine design has been defined, and we have chosen the functionality of the hybrid system and its fundamental design,” said Olivier Jansonni, technical director of the Peugeot Sport WEC program.
Peugeot says it is creating a hypercar shape in a wind tunnel, which implies a form follows function design ideal. Published images show a low-slung vehicle with protruding fenders. There is a fin on the “back”. Three vertical headlights and taillights create a unified front and rear view.
There are still not many details about the technical part of the Peugeot hypercar. The company said in a statement that the car has 671bhp. This rule provides for a 268 horsepower electrically driven front axle.
On the road, the race rules state that the company must produce 25 production cars using the same powertrain as the race car within two years of its competitive debut. Although it doesn’t have to be the same car as on the track.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the first photos of a powerful serial hybrid from Peugeot appeared on the network. L’Argus agency on Tuesday, September 8, shared photos of the sports version of the Peugeot 508 in 4- and 5-door bodies. The car is a production version of the 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered prototype, which was presented in February last year.
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