Soon you will be able to build your own version of Peugeot’s impressive wingless Le Mans race car.
With 1775 pieces, theThe kit is expected to cost around $300, in line with the McLaren Formula One model released last year, and at 50cm long, it’s a 1:10 scale representation of the actual Le Mans race car (5000mm long).
Plans for this Lego Technic kit (number 42156) have been known for almost nine months, but the exact release date and images of the set have not been available until now.
The Peugeot 9X8 racer meant afor the French brand, debuting at the 6 Hours of Monza last July.
While the car hasn’t been hugely successful so far, its best result being a fourth-place finish at the 2022 Fuji 6 Hours and Bahrain 8 Hours, the team is working towards entering the Le Mans 24 Hours this June. .
The 9X8 is unique in its lack of a rear wing (it reportedly generates enough downforce under the car to eliminate the need for one) and is powered by a 500kW 2.6-litre twin-turbo V6 mated to a 200kW hybrid system.
It has all-wheel drive, can reach a top speed of 350 km/h and weighs just 1,030 kg.
While full details of the Lego Technic Peugeot 9X8 have yet to be made official, the box art shows a realistic looking model, complete with deep offset racing wheels and a Peugeot-Sport and Total Energies racing livery.
Interestingly, aIt has already been featured on the toymaker’s ‘Ideas’ platform, where builders can propose their own designs for future Lego models, and there are some similarities in the approach to design from the actual model created by Lego.