The FIA’s new Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) course has been spawning some great super automobiles, with Toyota and Glickenhaus campaigning their entries this calendar year. Things will heat up even a lot more future calendar year as other automakers join in these as Peugeot, which just discovered the 9X8 race vehicle.
It’s a taut, blocky machine that bears a crystal clear resemblance to its street-likely automobiles, specifically with the 3 LED light slashes at each individual corner. Also noteworthy is the deficiency of a rear wing, opting rather for a very low-profile spoiler and most likely some extravagant aerodynamic methods beneath. The company failed to disclose specifically what it truly is undertaking, but it hinted that the regulations really don’t mandate a wing, just one adjustable aerodynamic piece that isn’t going to have to be a wing.
The 9X8 has a hybrid powertrain. In the center is a twin-turbocharged 2.six-liter V6 that tends to make 670 horsepower, the optimum blended horsepower permitted by FIA regulations. It sends electrical power by means of a 7-pace sequential transmission to the rear wheels. There’s also a 268-horsepower electrical motor with a single-pace transmission to run the entrance wheels. The vehicle is never ever building a lot more than the 670 horsepower at any one time, with the electrical motor filling in when the gas engine isn’t building whole electrical power. The motor also gives electrical power technology and more stopping electrical power below deceleration.
Peugeot options to enter the 9X8 in the LMH course of the Entire world Stamina Championship future calendar year. And due to the fact the vehicle is an LMH motor vehicle, FIA regulations dictate that Peugeot, just like Toyota and Glickenhaus, need to establish 20 street-authorized variants of the race vehicle inside of two several years of its 1st race. We are unable to wait around to see that street design.