Ferrari’s new 499P LMH was revealed over the weekend in the course of the automaker’s annual Finali Mondiali celebration for the tip of the motorsport season, and now we have now the primary video of the V-6 hybrid race automotive in motion.
The video reveals the 499P stretching its legs on Italy’s Imola Circuit, the place this 12 months’s Finali Mondiali passed off. And becoming a member of it on the observe was one other new Ferrari race automotive, the 296 GT3 based mostly on the 296 GTB. Each automobiles make their competitors debut in 2023.
Each automobiles additionally function the same engine, on this case a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 derived from the one within the 296 GTB street automotive. The 499P pairs the engine with an electrical motor driving the entrance axle. The engine drives the rear axle, thus making the 499P an all-wheel-drive automotive. The “499” within the identify is a reference to the dimensions of every cylinder, as measured in cubic centimeters, whereas the “P” signifies the automotive as the newest within the line of Ferrari sports activities prototype racers.
According to LMH laws, the 2 energy models of the 499P can ship a most of 670 hp at anyone time. The laws additionally mandate a minimal weight of two,270 lb for the automotive.
Ferrari will enter the 499P within the Hypercar class of the FIA World Endurance Championship, which means a return to top-level endurance racing for the Prancing Horse for the primary time in half a century. It additionally means a a return to top-level racing on the 24 Hours of Le Mans, because the French basic is the spotlight of the World Endurance Championship calendar.
As a LMH racer, the 499P can also be eligible for the brand new GTP (Grand Touring Prototype) class launching subsequent 12 months as the brand new prime class of the IMSA SportsCar Championship, although Ferrari hasn’t mentioned whether or not it plans to enter the collection. There’s nonetheless the chance the LMH may seem at choose SportsCar Championship rounds, nevertheless, such because the 24 Hours of Daytona.