Another Hyper Racecar Unveiled
Lamborghini LMDh prototype car

Since the announcement of the Le Mans Hypercar category in endurance racing back in 2019, motorsport enthusiasts have been drip-fed manufacturer’s offerings for this new race class one by one. The latest debut is the Le Mans Daytona hybrid (LMDh) prototype from Lamborghini Squadra Corse, and although the team has only provided one dimmed teaser image, some interesting the technical specifications have also been revealed.

The 500kW eight-cylinder, 90-degree V-angle twin-turbo internal combustion engine used in the prototype is the very first race motor fully developed in-house by Lamborghini Squadra Corse, and is paired with an electric motor and energy recovery system from Bosch. Power management and energy storage have been developed by Williams Advanced Engineering, and the seven-speed P1359 hybrid gearbox comes from industry leader Xtrac.

The race car measures 5,100mm in length and 2,000mm in width, while the wheelbase will be 3,148mm with an engine weighing only 180kg. The prototype will commence racing in the 2024 season, joining both the IMSA Endurance Cup and the FIA World Endurance Championship — hopefully we won’t have to wait anywhere near that long to get a proper look at this angry new machine.