Peugeot unveils 2022 Le Mans hypercar contender

This weekend's edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours offered Peugeot the perfect backdrop to release the first images of its hypercar that will contest the endurance classic in 2022.

The event's hypercar class regulations that will come into force in 2022 provide manufacturers with the option of developing a specific car or modifying an existing road-going model.

Peugeot has worked in collaboration with long-time partner Total to design its hybrid bespoke machine that will use a four-wheel drive system for a total output of 670bhp.

The car will weigh in heavier than the current LMP1 WEC racers but will also be longer and wider.

The new hypercar category rules whipped up by the ACO and the FIA state that each competitor in the hypercar class must produce "at least 25 engines identical to the ones destined for a series production car homologated for road use equipped with this engine".

So if you like what you see and wish to own a 'street' version of the French manufacturer's Le Mans contender, you can put your name on Peugeot's exclusive list of prospective buyers!