Lamborghini LMDh Prototype Car Will Fit a V8 Twin-Turbo Hybrid Engine

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76354"] source: Automobili Lamborghini The internal combustion V8 twin-turbo is the first racing engine fully developed by Squadra Corse Lamborghini Squadra Corse has unveiled the first technical specifications of its LMDh project for its upcoming venture into the Hypercar class of the FIA World Endurance Championship and the GTP class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. In accordance with the LMDh regulations as issued...

Global Quest for Porsche Penske Motorsport with the New 963

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73180"] source: Porsche Porsche Penske Motorsport fields two cars each in world's greatest endurance series Design of the new Porsche 963 hails from the victorious 956 and 962 classics Experienced works drivers and accomplished sportscar champions behind the wheel The Porsche Penske Motorsport team sends the new Porsche 963 to hunt for overall victories in the world’s greatest endurance races. From 2023, two of the hybrid LMDh-spec prototypes...

Porsche Confirms LMDh Engine Based on RS 6 Motor, Begins Testing

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68246"] Whereas once Audi Sport and Porsche Motorsport shared virtually nothing between their R18 and 919 LMP1 programs, the modern era of LMDh prototype development ahead of the 2003 racing season will see the two Volkswagen Group marques (and possibly a third likely Bentley or Lamborghini) share chassis construction and engine. Since Porsche Motorsport has begun to reveal details of their version of the project, much of what is shared confirms ...

IMSA Plans LMDh Renaming to GTP Beginning in 2023

  [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68264"] [source: IMSA] New Name Reaches Back to ‘Golden Era’ of Prototype Racing DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A new era will dawn at the 2023 Rolex 24 At Daytona, when new Le Mans Daytona h (LMDh) prototypes will make their worldwide competition debut. Through a historic convergence with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) announced last summer, Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) prototypes from mainstream automotive manufacturers also will be ...

Marqued Man Op/Ed: One Last Christmas Wish, A 5-Cylinder LMDh for Le Mans

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56590"] With the incredible news that Audi is headed back to Le Mans, it’s gotten us to thinking about what the next Audi racing prototype might look like. Porsche’s excellent LMDh drawings released with their own news of a prototype return inspired us to think about Audi’s sportscar racing return a little more specifically, and while this modified version of Porsche’s drawing helped us render our own Audi look, the idea of a turbocharge...

Audi Sport, Porsche Motorsport, LMDh Prototype Racing and Le Mans’ 100th Birthday Party

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56581"] Audi Sport shared an incredible gift with brand enthusiasts this holiday season with the announcement there’d be a return to Le Mans via the new LMDh prototype racing category. Then, Porsche confirmed their own LMDh shortly thereafter. Both plan a return to the segment by the 2023 racing season when the LMDh formula is set to begin… and also the 100th anniversary of the very first running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for those doing the...

Audi Motorsport Changes Afoot: Formula E Exit Confirmed after Season 7, 2022 Dakar Confirmed, 2023 Le Mans Return Likely

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="55829"] To say the pace of change has picked for Audi in motorsport would be an understatement. Less than a week ago (Nov 26), Audi pulled the wraps off of next season’s FE07 Formula E racer complete with Audi-developed MGU05 powertrain. Today, they’ve revealed plans for an electric assault on the 2022 Dakar Rally plus Audi Sport GmbH boss Julius Seebach taking the helm for motorsport efforts, and he’s already signaling a return to the top ...