Lamborghini will be part of the ranks of top-level motorsports come 2024 when it enters each the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA SportsCar Championship with a brand new LMDh race automotive.
LMDh is a brand new race automotive class whose first season shall be 2023. It’s eligible for each the Hypercar class of the WEC in addition to the brand new GTP class of the SportsCar Championship, identical to the rival LMH class, and depends on spec chassis much like present LMP2 chassis.
For its LMDh marketing campaign, Lamborghini will staff up with Iron Lynx, and compete as Lamborghini Iron Lynx. Lamborghini will even work with Prema Engineering which gives operational, technical, and engineering help for motorsports.
Iron Lynx is an Italian racing staff that at present competes in GT racing with a Ferrari 488 GTE, together with within the WEC, however will swap over to a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo2 in 2023 to mark the brand new partnership with Lamborghini. Iron Lynx will even area a Huracán GT3 Evo2 by way of its Iron Dames all-female racing staff.
Lamborghini LMDh teaser
“Ever since we introduced our intention to race within the LMDh racing collection, it was clear to us that Iron Lynx was the proper accomplice to take such an vital step with,” Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini’s CEO, stated in an announcement. “Through the years, Iron Lynx has confirmed to be a quick, robust and efficiently entity, identical to the Lamborghini motorsport division.”
Lamborghini remains to be growing its LMDh. We all know the automotive will use a chassis sourced from Ligier, one in all 4 chassis suppliers for LMDh, and can run a V-8 hybrid powertrain, with the V-8 to be a new twin-turbo unit developed by Lamborghini’s personal Squadra Corse racing arm, although one regarded as associated to the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 fitted in Lamborghini’s Urus SUV. The hybrid part shall be a single motor-generator built-in with a 7-speed transmission.
Lamborghini in July named Andrea Caldarelli and Mirko Bortolotti as its first drivers for the marketing campaign.
Whereas Lamborghini’s LMDh will solely begin racing in 2024, Acura, Alpine, BMW, Cadillac, and Porsche will all area LMDh race vehicles within the inaugural 2023 season. ByKolles, Ferrari, Glickenhaus, Peugeot, and Toyota are all dedicated to the rival LMH race automotive class.