The Sant’Agata Bolognese house announces the specifications of the model that, from 2024, will race in the Hypercar class of the WEC and in the GTP class of the IMSA: monocoque chassis in partnership with Ligier and hybrid engine entirely designed by Squadra Corse for the first time

    First technical elements of the Lamborghini LMDh: the racing prototype that will race in the Hypercar class of the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship and in the GTP class of the IMSA. The model, which will debut in 2024, will be equipped with a twin-turbo hybrid internal combustion V8 engine, the first engine entirely designed and developed by Squadra Corse.

    hybrid power unit

    More precisely, in accordance with the regulations issued by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), it is a hybrid power unit that combines an internal combustion engine with an energy recovery system (ERS), capable of developing a maximum total power of 500 kw (681 hp). Lamborghini has decided to combine the ERS system with a 90 ° V8 twin-turbo engine designed by Squadra Corse, the company’s motorsport department, with a minimum weight of 180 kg. In the ERS system there are standard elements required by the sporting regulations: the electric motor (MGU) is developed by Bosch Motorsport, the battery management system by Williams Advanced Engineering and the P1359 seven-speed gearbox is designed by Xtrac.

    partnership with ligier

    The prototype, which is part of the hybrid transition undertaken by Lamborghini and represents a test bed for the next generations of road super sports cars, has a weight of 1030 kg (without fuel and driver), reaches a maximum speed of 340 km / h, has a maximum width of 2000 mm, a length of 5100 mm and a wheelbase of 3148 mm. The monocoque frame is made in partnership with Ligier Automotive, one of the four authorized frame manufacturers and technical partner with proven experience in the world of endurance racing, and the carbon fiber elements are produced in Italy by HP Composites.