This Italian manufacturer will race with Hybrid cars and enter the Le Mans Daytona Hybrid (LMDh) category which will also compete in the Le Mans 24-hour racing event in 2024.
As reported by Autoblog, Lamborghini’s plan to go down to the Le Mans racing event has gone through various careful considerations. In addition, in order for their plan to participate in this racing event to be carried out, there are several rules that they need to obey. Such as the use of the chassis, battery, and maximum power that has been set.
Later, Lamborghini’s participation in this endurance racing event will use a special chassis that has been provided by the organizers. The four chassis choices are supplied from Dallara, Ligier, Multimatic, and Oreca. These four chassis are standard chassis that were prepared for the LMDh class.
After determining which chassis to use, Lamborghini and other manufacturers can use what engines and electric motors they want to use in the endurance racing event. However, there is a manufacturer’s obligation to use the specified drivetrain. Such as the Hybrid system supplied by Bosch, lithium battery from Williams Engineering, and gearbox from Xtrac.
The next rule that needs to be met by every manufacturer competing in the LMDh class is that each team and manufacturer must make their own bodywork with a drag to downforce ratio limit of 4:1. Later the aero package that they prepared was used for 1 year of racing. And most importantly, the power limit allowed is only up to 680 hp.
As quoted by Squarda Corse, Lamborghini CEO, Stephan Winkelmann said that they had developed their LMDh car so that it was ready to go down in 2024. He mentioned that Lamborghini will buy a Ligier chassis that will support the V8 Hybrid engine in their race car.