Peugeot 90X - ready for testing
Peugeot Sport factory in Velizy, near Paris developed an endurance challenger named 90X, which has been out for its first track test.
"Our objective was to start track testing before the end of the year," commented Peugeot Sport Director Olivier Quesnel.
"I am pleased to report that we have now done that. Even so, there is still a long way to go and a considerable amount of work to be done as we prepare for 2011.", Mr. Quesnel added.
Peugeot 90X meets ACO's 2011 regulations and notably incorporates the extra "shark fin" bodywork on the engine cover. The car is designed to help prevent the car from becoming airborne in the case of a high-speed spin. It also meets the mandatory 900kg weight requirement.
"We are still exploring several options with regard to the engine and technology we will use," says Bruno Famin, the Technical Director of Peugeot Sport.
"Work on the engine's development is ongoing. Endurance racing is an ideal proving ground to provide us with the opportunity to showcase all the brand's technologies.", he added.