Published renders of the Peugeot 9X8 Le Mans hypercar for public roadsJuly 21, 2021
An independent artist presented his version of the Peugeot 9X8 Le Mans hypercar, which is allowed to travel on public roads. The French brand has already announced that this version of the racing hypercar will not be created.
Despite the fact that Peugeot has abandoned the more powerful performance of its GTi models, it still produces high-performance cars. Available in both liftback and station wagon bodies, the 508 PSE is essentially the company’s most powerful road car ever, as its plug-in hybrid powertrain develops 355bhp. (520 Nm).
A render of the 9X8 hypercar was recently revealed, created after Peugeot’s 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship was announced earlier this month.
Unfortunately, the French automaker has already ruled out the possibility of creating a “street version” of its LMH prototype, but that hasn’t stopped artist Camille de Bastiani from imagining a 9X8 with a license plate.
The 9X8 race car spec uses a 2.6-liter, 90-degree twin-turbo V6 petrol engine that sends 670 horsepower to the rear wheels via a seven-speed sequential transmission. The combustion engine is powered by a front-mounted 268 hp electric motor. The road version of the Peugeot hypercar, which can be driven on public roads, with a combined power of over 900 hp. would allow the automaker to do better in the hypercar segment.
The official 9X8 images do not match its dimensions, as the Le Mans race car is quite large – 5,000 millimeters in length, with a massive 3,045 mm wheelbase. It is impressively low at just 1,180 mm and measures 2080 mm wide. According to the rules, the Peugeot racing car will have to weigh at least 1,030 kg.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the Peugeot 108 with minor updates will live another year in the UK. Peugeot has announced that it will continue to offer the 108 in the United Kingdom with a series of minor updates in 2021. The innovations will be available exclusively in the 5-door bodywork as it nears the end of its life cycle.
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