LEGO® Technic™ and Peugeot Sport have collaborated to create a new hypercar, the LEGO Technic Peugeot 9X8 Le Mans Hybrid Hypercar. This LEGO set is a 1:10 scale replica of the Peugeot 9X8 hypercar unveiled last year. The 9X8 hypercar is an all-wheel drive (AWD), electric-powered racecar that exemplifies Stellantis’ French brand’s pursuit of electrification and passion for competition.
With its 1,775 pieces, the set was designed to capture the essence of the 9X8 hypercar, from its sleek silhouette to its gray and lime livery. In addition, the LEGO design team has replicated the hypercar’s unique doors, hybrid powertrain, suspension, and exquisite style.
According to Kasper René Hansen, Designer at the LEGO Group, “Recreating the shapes and details of such an elegant car using LEGO Technic elements wasn’t an easy feat, but it’s been an honor to work so creatively with the Team Peugeot TotalEnergies on this one, and I’m proud that together we have been able to build the hypercar for real in LEGO Technic form.”
Olivier Jansonnie, Technical Director of Peugeot Sport, commented, “It was essential for both brands to create a model that is as realistic as possible. Peugeot Sport and the LEGO teams had numerous meetings about developing the suspension and hybrid systems that cannot be replicated from photos. We thank the LEGO Group for this project; we are very proud and impressed by the final result, which is more than we could have imagined.”
LEGO Technic Peugeot 9X8 Le Mans Hybrid Hypercar set measures over 5 inches (13 cm) high, 9 inches (22 cm) wide, and 19.5 inches (50 cm) long when it is completed. The set is aimed at builders aged 18 and older and will be available starting May 1st at LEGO.com, participating LEGO stores, and Peugeot dealers for $199.99 USD / €199.99 EU / £169.99 UK.
The new LEGO version of the 9X8 Hypercar racer was revealed at Portugal’s FIA World European Championship race. It was ahead of the actual car taking the track in preparation for its appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 10th – June 11th.
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