Lamborghini Squadra Corse has announced that it is building an LMDh Hybrid Hypercar prototype that will participate in the FIA World Endurance Championship (Hypercar Class) and IMSA WeatherTeck Sports Car Championship (GTP Class) starting in 2024. The racer shown in a teaser sketch will allow Lombardgini to fight for overall victory in the endurance race at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring.
The shady teaser suggests that the low-slang hypercar will inherit design features like the Sián FKP 37 and the track-only Essenza SCV12, with sharp edges and a wedge shape resembling a Lamborghini. While not as extreme as the 2019 V12 Vision Gran Turismo concept, we’re sure it will look quite aggressive in the flesh with its teardrop-shaped greenhouse and huge aero elements.
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The racecar is being built according to the rules of the new LDMH class. Thus, it will be fitted with a hybrid powertrain in line with Lamborghini’s electrification strategy. Remember, Sant’Agata will offer a fully electrified range by the end of 2024, including supercar maker Aventador and Huracan’s plug-in-hybrid successor.
Stefan Winkelman, chairman and CEO of Lamberthini, said: “This initiative marks an important milestone for our company at the highest level of sports car racing. We will measure ourselves against the best, on the most demanding basis. On the one hand, it will give our successful motorsports program more visibility, but it will also allow us to test future technologies: our LMDh prototypes will become our most sophisticated open laboratory on four wheels. “
Lamborghini Squadra Corse has won more than 40 titles since 2015, and is now hoping to compete at the highest level with the new racer, for an overall victory in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. The LMDh project will run alongside the development of Huracan-based race cars for the Super Trophy and GT3 programs. The new Hypercar will make its debut in the 2024 FIA WEC season and racing in the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Other manufacturers that are working on their own entry include Porsche, Alpine, Peugeot, BMW and Cadillac.