Building on a long history of collaboration in endurance racing, Marelli and Peugeot Sport signed a multi-year partnership in May 2022, focused on the Peugeot 9×8 Hypercar hybrid powertrain system. The partnership recognizes Marelli as a “Peugeot Sport Official Partner.”
Marelli is one of the world’s leading global independent suppliers to the automotive sector. With a strong and established track record in innovation and manufacturing excellence, its mission is to transform the future of mobility through working with customers and partners to create a safer, greener, and better-connected world.
Through its Motorsport division, Marelli has played a major role in the racing world since 1919, supplying the top teams in the most important motorsport world championships, including a long-standing presence in the World Endurance Championship. Its consolidated expertise in the field of competitions and its high-performance technologies have contributed to key innovations and victories, and are critical in enabling, within Marelli, a technological flow-down from racing to series production applications.
The crucial technological partnership with Peugeot Sport – which leverages the extensive experience of Marelli in hybrid and electric systems for motorsport – is based on the development of an extremely efficient high-performance electric motor and Silicon Carbide-based inverter, which are part of the front axle electric traction system of the Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar. The solution is completely bespoke to match the extreme performance requirements of the vehicle’s hybrid powertrain system, with a focus on maximizing the efficiency and the reliability of the system, making effective use of the weight and volume allocated by the team.