Peugeot readies 9X8 hypercar for race debut at 2022 Le Mans | Autocar

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Peugeot readies 9X8 hypercar for race debut at 2022 Le Mans

Peugeot readies 9X8 hypercar for race debut at 2022 Le Mans

World Endurance Championship's latest hybrid hypercar features bold styling elements but no rear wing

Back to topPeugeot design director Matthias Hossann said that decision was taken so that the 9X8 would be “immediately identifiable as a Peugeot in on-board camera shots”.As Peugeot Sport has previously detailed, the 9X8 will be powered by a 670bhp 2.6-litre 90deg V6 petrol engine

that drives the rear axle, with a 268bhp front-mounted 900V electric motor-generator on the front axle.The car is driven through a seven-speed gearbox and will automatically balance power from the engine and motor to deliver a maximum of 670bhp.

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View all latest drives Back to top Peugeot design director Matthias Hossann said that decision was taken so that the 9X8 would be “immediately identifiable as a Peugeot in on-board camera shots”.Last week, CES 2022 took place as scheduled despite the emergence of the omicron variant of COVID-19, but the upheaval caused many to cancel plans to visit, even after reassurances from the organizers and exclamations that the show must go on.Share What is it? Do you ever find yourself looking at the hulking, jacked-up Ford Ranger Raptor pick-up truck and thinking “it’s nice, but it’s not quite lairy enough”? Us neither: its outlandish off- road suspension-and-tyre package already give it more than enough presence on Britain’s cramped streets (not to mention agreeable levels of countryside competence).BTCC alters 2021 calendar to boost spectator hopes The C5 X Hybrid, available from £35,190, is equipped with a 12.

As Peugeot Sport has previously detailed, the 9X8 will be powered by a  670bhp 2.6-litre 90deg V6 petrol engine that drives the rear axle, with a 268bhp front-mounted 900V electric motor-generator on the front axle. On February 28, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will open its doors, and organizers have also been proclaiming the show must go on, despite the health and safety situation not being any different to CES. The car is driven through a seven-speed gearbox and will automatically balance power from the engine and motor to deliver a maximum of 670bhp. If it didn’t stick out in the supermarket car park before, you can guarantee that it will now. The 9X8 nomenclature refers to both the firm’s motorsport heritage and electrified branding. Instead, the virtual side should become the heart of MWC, as it’s the ideal way to exhibit the exciting future of mobile tech. The 9 prefix has been used for the firms previous Le Mans challengers, the 905 and 908, while the X denotes Peugeot’s four-wheel-drive technology and hybrid powertrain. The range-topping Shine Plus trim bumps the price up to £29,980 for its electrically adjustable and heated front seats, sound-deadening windows, motorised boot lid, blind spot detection and 360deg parking camera.

The 8 suffix links to the firm’s current road car line-up. I interviewed executives, saw product demos, and chatted with people I usually only see at CES. But all those upgrades aside, the powertrain remains largely unaltered over that fitted to more common-or-garden Ranger variants: a 2. The firm will run two of the 9X8 machines in the WEC and at Le Mans, with a driver line-up that includes ex-Formula 1 drivers  Jean-Éric Vergne, Kevin Magnussen and Paul di Resta . Peugeot will take on Toyota in the LMH class, and from 2023 the two manufacturers will also face a number of rivals building cars to the LMDh format. At no point did I really think I needed to be in Las Vegas. Acura, . Could there be a conflict at hand between the Raptor's bark and its bite? Especially given daily driving situations don't give it the chance to excel by virtue of its off-road ability.