The Le Mans 24 Hours are held this weekend, but Ferrari is already looking to the future as they have teased the car that will bring them back to the top of their motorsport.
Simply known as the Ferrari LMH at the moment, the racer is undoubtedly a Ferrari because it has a distinctive printing horse and a classic yellow badge.
Additional details are hard to come by, but the car has a slender LED lighting unit and a prominent carbon fiber splitter. We can see what can be seen as angular acceptance and red support.
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50 years later … we’re back!
The 2023 countdown is underway # LeMans24.
– Ferrari Races (erFerrariRaces) June 10, 2022
Ferrari didn’t say much about the car, but Racer noted that “the strong design refers to the stylistic features that distinguish models from the Horse Range.” The automaker added that development tests will begin in the coming weeks, before the model enters the competition next year.
2023 has a lot of significance because Ferrari last competed in the top class of Le Mans in 1973. As a result, the brand will return to Le Mans 50 years later, just in time for the race centenary.
Ferrari originally announced their return in 2021, when they unveiled plans for a Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) program. At the time, the organization said, the decision was made after in-depth research and analysis. The automaker further noted that development is already underway as they have been working on simulation driving and vehicle design since early 2021.
While Ferrari has been out of the Le Mans spotlight for decades, the brand has achieved 36 victories over the years. The automaker wants to build on that legacy, and Ferrari President John Elkan has previously said that “through the new Le Mans Hypercar program, Ferrari has once again demonstrated its sporting commitment and determination to be a hero at major world motorsport events.”