Lamborghini V8 racer set for 2024 Le Mans

Lamborghini V8 racer set for 2024 Le Mans

Lamborghini’s hotly anticipated LMDh hypercar racer will use a twin-turbocharged V8 hybrid powertrain and compete at the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2024. Set to appear at the event as part of the World Endurance Championship, the racer will produce 671bhp and be capable of hitting a 211mph top speed. It will also compete in the US-based IMSA Sportscar Championship.

The V8 is the first to be fully developed by Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse motorsport department, while the electric motor has been developed by Bosch Motorsport. The power management and energy storage systems, meanwhile, have been supplied by Williams Advanced Engineering. The car’s total weight stands at 1030kg without fuel and a driver, while the V8 alone tips the scales at 180kg.

The Italian supercar firm revealed plans to develop and race an LMDh hypercar earlier this year. It has had a successful presence in GT3 sports car racing for a number of years, but this will be the first time that it has fielded a car in the two top-flight endurance racing championships.

Lambo hypercar will race in WEC and IMSA series.

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