The Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar has taken home the award as the “Most Beautiful Hypercar of the Year” at the 37th Annual Festival Automobile International in Paris. The Peugeot 9X8 is the new generation of race car, due to make its debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2022.
The 9X8 incorporates all the contemporary aesthetic codes specific to the Peugeot brand – a feline stance, fluid lines enhanced by signs of sportiness, sleek and structured flanks, and also the distinctive three-clawed light signatures of the Lion. Slim and sleek, the Peugeot 9X8 elicits emotion and embodies speed
The Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar was revealed in July 2021 and has won over Festival Automobile International’s jury and car design enthusiasts. “I am very proud to win this prize, which is an acknowledgment of the Design and Peugeot Sport teams’ work, who worked together on this project,” said Matthias Hossann, Peugeot’s Director of Design, “the quality of the exchanges with the Peugeot Sport team was exceptional, both on a technical and human level.”
The interior of the Peugeot 9X8, a trademark sign of Peugeot’s design expertise, incorporates the brand’s specific i-Cockpit concept. As with a production vehicle project, as much high-level care has been given to designing both the inside and outside of the car. The cockpit of the Peugeot 9X8 has been created in its entirety to offer drivers a more ergonomic and intuitive experience.
Each year, the Grands Prix du Festival Automobile International rewards the most beautiful achievements in the automotive field. The architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte chairs a jury of experts from the car, fashion, culture, design worlds, and the media.