Lamborghini has announced that it will enter the Hypercar category of the FIA WEC from 2024 with a brand-new prototype car.
The as-yet-unnamed Lamborghini Hypercar entry marks the Italian marque’s first foray into top-class endurance racing in its history. Previous motorsport activities have been almost exclusively limited to GT racing, notably in the USA with a multiple-car customer racing GTD effort.
“This step up into the highest echelon of sports car racing marks an important milestone for our company,” stated Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini Chairman and CEO. “We will be measuring ourselves against the very best, on the most demanding proving grounds.
The new car will be built to LMDh regulations, which will be valid in both the FIA WEC and the US IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship from 2023. Lamborghini will join the likes of Toyota, Porsche, Peugeot, Ferrari and Alpine as the FIA WEC enters a new era with its manufacturer-driven Hypercar category.
“To be joined by such a prestigious make as Lamborghini is fantastic for endurance racing. Hypercar, the discipline’s new top tier, has attracted carmakers from across the globe,” said Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. “We are soon to celebrate the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and another golden age of endurance is just beginning. I for one am ready to enjoy it to the fullest.”
For more information on the current and future contenders in the Hypercar class, check out our WEC Hypercar at a glance page,
Source: Lamborghini Squadra Corse