Written by Will Stephens, Edited by Alexandra Campos
The motorsport division, Squadra Corse, has confirmed an LMDH (Le Mans and Daytona Hybrid) entry to the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship under the new LMDH ruleset.
No technical partners have yet been confirmed but they are expected to work with the French company Ligier, one of the four licensed LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype 2) chassis the LMDH cars must be run under. An announcement is expected in July as well as confirming the engine layout the car will use.
This announcement makes Lamborghini the seventh manufacturer to confirm development alongside Audi, Porsche, Acura, BMW, Cadillac, and Alpine, despite Audi putting it on hold and maybe axing the product earlier this year.
Lamborghini chairman and CEO Stephan Winkelmann said: “This step up into the highest echelon of sportscar racing marks an important milestone for our company. We will be measuring ourselves against the very best, on the most demanding proving grounds.”
He went on to say, “On one hand, this will give our successful motorsports programme even more visibility, but it will also allow us to test future technologies: our LMDh prototypes will become our most sophisticated open laboratory on four wheels.”
They aim to have similar success in this category as the GT3 customer programme where they have limited factory teams.