While Peugeot has not announced who will drive each car, it confirmed that its six drivers will be Paul Di Resta, Loic Duval, Mikkel Jensen, Gustavo Menezes, James Rossiter and Jean-Eric Vergne. This represents the full makeup of Peugeot’s LMH driver lineup. The initial crew had been seven drivers, with one expected to remain as a development driver. The seventh driver, Kevin Magnussen, was released by the team in order to race with Haas in F1 in 2022.
In images released to go with the announcement, the final racing version of the 9X8 was revealed. While testing pictures showed that the car had been evaluated using a rear wing, the final design does stick to the original principle of discarding the rear spoiler. However, a pair of small winglets have now been added behind the rear wheels.
A new colour-scheme was also revealed, with the car now in a much lighter shade of grey as well as black and flourescent yellow. It also has noticeably more sculpted aerodynamics around its front and sides.
Peugeot also said in its announcement that the car is due to race with 100 per cent renewable fuel from Total and weighs just 1,030kg. It has now completed over 10,000km of testing over 25 separate days.