Why Peugeot's sportscar return will capture the imagination
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Why Peugeot's sportscar return will capture the imagination

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OPINION: Peugeot will make its World Endurance Championship debut at Monza this weekend with the 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar that has ignored design conventions by eschewing a rear wing. Its distinctive look will help sportscar racing appeal to fresh audiences as a new golden era is ushered in

The arrival of Peugeot in the World Endurance Championship at Monza is a seismic event for me. Twice over.

It has to be a big deal because the French manufacturer should be regarded as one of the heavyweights of sportscar racing’s modern era with three Le Mans 24 Hours victories and another 30 wins to its name. But it’s significant for another reason: the Peugeot 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar racing for the first time this weekend is quite unlike anything we’ve seen before.

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