Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar Le Mans

In a momentous comeback, Peugeot is set to participate in the renowned 24 Hours of Le Mans race after a hiatus of twelve years. This year's edition holds special significance as it marks the centenary of the iconic race, and it coincides with the celebration of Peugeot’s hat-trick victory with the Peugeot 905.

Peugeot boasts a remarkable and eventful history closely intertwined with this legendary race. Each generation of Peugeot cars that have competed in endurance racing has left an indelible mark, culminating in their triumphant victories in 1992, 1993, and 2009. These wins were achieved through groundbreaking designs and innovative technologies, establishing both the Peugeot 905 and the Peugeot 908 as icons and benchmarks in the discipline.

Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, the Peugeot 9X8 hypercar is poised to make its debut at the hallowed Le Mans track, featuring a pioneering allure and Hybrid-Electric motorization. With an eye-catching livery designed by J. Demsky, the car pays homage to the memorable 1993 hat-trick victory.

Team Peugeot TotalEnergies will enter two Peugeot 9X8 hypercars, numbered #93 and #94, both driven by the familiar lineup of skilled drivers. The #93 car will be piloted by Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA), Paul Di Resta (SCO), and Mikkel Jensen (DNK), while the #94 car will be manned by Loic Duval (FRA), Nico Müller (CH), and Gustavo Menezes (USA). In the following pages, readers will have the opportunity to delve into the Le Mans memories of these drivers, discover their favorite sections of the track, and explore much more.

We chose to come back in the FIA World Endurance Championship because motorsport, a sport that requires performance and reliability, is in the DNA of PEUGEOT. It is for us, a great laboratory to develop the technologies (hybridization, electrification) that will then be used on the road cars that we can all drive and enjoy.
2023 Peugeot 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar

Beyond the racing excitement, the 24 Hours of Le Mans provides an ideal platform for Team Peugeot TotalEnergies and its partners to engage with the media and fans alike. The fan area will be abuzz with various activities and events throughout the Centenary week, allowing enthusiasts to immerse themselves fully in the world of Peugeot.

2023 Peugeot 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar Lego Technic Model

In addition to the return, Peugeot also partnered with LEGO Technic in order to recreate the Peugeot 9X8 24H Le Mans Hybrid Hypercar, which will also be the centerpiece of an event at the heart of the Le Mans Fan Village. 

Peugeot will be flexing its best muscles at the 24-hour racing event, with speed, power, and reliability all being some of the most important factors for a brand to win. Peugeot will have their work cut out for them as the grid has evolved and so has the nature of the endurance racing sport. The brand is set to prove its racing pedigree on track, as well as its engineering prowess, a feat that it has once accomplished before, and a feat that it seeks to repeat in 2023. 

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