Peugeot has presented its Le Mans Hypercar challenger 9X8 for the first time ever to the public.
Peugeot is one of the manufacturers that is set to come back to the top class of endurance racing after the introduction of the Hypercar regulations. Earlier on Tuesday, the French team has shown its car – 9X8.
The Peugeot design director Matthias Hossann spoke about the car: “Since the 9X8 is a Peugeot, the original sketch that steered our work portrayed a big cat ready to pounce, a stance which we have suggested by the slightly forward-tilting cockpit. The overall lines of the Peugeot 9X8 express the brand’s styling cues, while its sleek, racy, elegant forms inspire emotion and dynamism.”
One of the drivers Kevin Magnussen added: “It is the first racing car to feature styling to this extent.”
Gustavo Menezes also reacted: “Peugeot is opening up a new chapter in motorsport with the 9X8. We will have a part to play in writing the story!”
Peugeot will make its official on-track debut in the WEC competition in 2022.