French car manufacturer Peugeot is making a comeback to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2022, and their new hybrid racing car, the Peugeot 9X8, is already creating quite a buzz in the racing world. Now, fans can bring home a LEGO version of this futuristic hypercar, thanks to a fan-created set on LEGO Ideas.
The Peugeot 9X8 was designed to take full advantage of the new regulations for the Hypercar category and succeeds the 905 and 908. Its dimensions are 5 meters long, 2.08 meters wide, and 1.18 meters high. It's powered by a 680 horsepower twin-turbo 2.6L V6 engine paired with a 272 horsepower electric motor, all assembled in a 7-speed sequential gearbox.
The fan-created LEGO set has been designed to the same scale as other endurance race cars, including the 42039 24 Hours Race Car, 42096 Porsche 911 RSR, and 42125 Ferrari 488 GTE. The LEGO model of the Peugeot 9X8 is 51 centimeters long, 21 centimeters wide, and 12 centimeters high, with around 1320 pieces.
The set's designer has gone to great lengths to ensure that the LEGO version is as accurate as possible, capturing the sleek and futuristic design of the original car. The set includes all the details and features of the real-life Peugeot 9X8, such as the large rear wing and diffuser, as well as the signature lion emblem on the hood.
The Peugeot 9X8 LEGO set is a perfect gift for fans of both racing and LEGO, and it's sure to impress with its stunning design and attention to detail. So, head over to LEGO Ideas and give your support to this fantastic idea!