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#1 Peugeot Talbot Sport: Yannick Dalmas, Derek Warwick
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The history lessons Peugeot should have learned on its return

The Peugeot 9X8 will make its World Endurance Championship debut at Monza this weekend. The French manufacturer has gone radical and will be hoping it doesn’t need to overhaul its contender, as it did with its first Le Mans challenger…

What a refreshing sight it was to see pictures of the new Peugeot 9X8, a radical departure from the current prototype machines. Not only does it not have a rear wing, but the styling is most futuristic and at least has the look of the e-208 road car.

A couple of years in development as a digital programme and many hours in a windtunnel have enabled Peugeot to launch the 9X8 with enough underbody downforce to not need an external wing. During initial testing, the drivers have reported that the car, although heavy, handles perfectly and they have not noticed the absence of a rear wing.

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