Lamborghini teases its new Le Mans racer for the first time
Lamborghini has confirmed its intention to participate in endurance racing with a state-of-the-art V8 hybrid supercar due out in a few years. This is what it looks like.
The manufacturer said the Squadra Corse would design the V8, while Bosch and Williams would supply the electric components for the racecar – and all other LMDh racecars, for that sake. An Xtrac seven-speed sequential transmission would deliver the torque to the wheels.
According to FIA regulations, the whole system has to stay under 680 PS (671 hp / 500 kW) of power output. The top speed is capped at 340 km/h (211 mph).
Racecar chassis manufacturer Ligier will assist in creating the architecture. Thanks to carbon-fiber bodywork, the racecar is expected to weigh in at 1,030 kilograms (2,270 pounds).
Lamborghini will begin participating in the LMDh category in a few years’ time. Right now, the company calls IMSA its top priority, but it still wants to participate in the FIA, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Editor Andrew Raspopov