Peugeot Sport, Marelli Partner to Build Hybrid Powertrain for 9X8 Hypercar

Peugeot Sport and Marelli, a global automotive supplier of expertise in motorsport, have signed a multi-year partnership to develop an efficient electrical solution to match the performance requirements of the Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar hybrid powertrain system, which will compete in the WENCEP from 2022.

In particular, Marelli Engineering and high-performance electric motors and silicon carbide-based inverters, which are part of the front axle electric traction system. The focus of the development is to maximize the efficiency and reliability of the system when adapting motor and inverter technology for efficient use of the weight and volume allocated by the team.

Marelli’s contributions are based on well-established knowledge in the design, manufacture and installation of high-performance hybrid and complete electrical systems, and his knowledge, experience and application of energy recovery systems and complete electric traction systems make the most important Motorsport World Championships, road production technology. Enables electrification of passenger vehicles, including down.

The partnership marks a new chapter in the long history of collaboration between Marelli and Peugeot, both in the field of motorsports and road manufacturing, providing electronics and telemetry for the glorious Peugeot 905 and Peugeot 908 in the endurance competition. The goal of this new joint technological adventure is again to bring dynamism towards the evolution of powertrains and smart electrification solutions.

Based on the partnership, Marelli will also enjoy the exclusive status of ‘Peugeot Sport Official Partner’, which predicts collaboration and mutual benefits in the areas of sponsorship, branding and marketing, at the top of the technology partnership.

Olivier Janssonie announces, “We are delighted to welcome Marelli to the Peugeot 9X8 project. We have been collaborating with Marelli together for many years, and our teams are dedicated to the same passion and excellence. This project is a great opportunity to combine our skills and design, test and race a new innovative and performance electric motor on track that will lead the 9X8 to success. “

“We are excited about this new collaboration with Peugeot Sport,” said Ricardo de Filipi, head of Mereli Motorsport. We already have a long and glorious tradition of cooperating with them in the history of endurance racing and we both share a great tradition and technological heritage in motorsport competitions. Once again, we’ve pushed the performance of a unique and extreme vehicle that combines all of our capabilities to the limit in a sustainable way, adopting the most advanced Marelli electric powertrain technology. “

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