Peugeot will develop its future hypercar for the WEC in collaboration with Rebellion. The scuderia swiss, currently involved in LMP1 in the world Endurance, it will merge with Peugeot Sport, in which headquarters are in Satory, near Paris, was first developed in the 908 HDi FAP, which is active in the world of racing lasted from 2007 until 2012, the year in which the French house decided to put an end to this ongoing commitment.
In the statement issued to the press in which it was announced the agreement between Peugeot and Rebellion is not made mention of ORECA, a French company that produces the frame currently used by the Rebellion which had been the subject of rumors regarding a possible collaboration with Peugeot.
“The program will take off in 2022, and we are very pleased to join forces with one of the big names of endurance races – explains head of motorsport Peugeot, Jean-Marc Finot -. The experience in the WEC for Rebellion Racing will be an important resource in the constitution of the team as strong as possible for our commitment; this is shown by the recent victory of the scuderia in Shanghai. The tasks will be divided according to their respective competences, but we will give life to a single entity with headquarters in Satory”.
“I believe that the passion of our company represent a common language and simple,” explains the owner of Rebellion, Alexandre Fish -. Together, we will give life to a car and a team to compete in what promises to be a championship fight and begin a history of great success together.” The hypercar hybrid signed Peugeot will make its debut in the WEC in season 2022/2023 category.