The WEC features two classes of car competing in the same race at the same time. The Hypercar class features specialist prototype cars from a variety of manufacturers, while the LMGT3 category includes sports cars that more closely resemble their road-going cousins.
- Road and prototype-based hypercars with closed roofs are permitted to compete in the Hypercar class.
- All vehicles can have an optional hybrid powertrain with ERS (energy recovery system).
- At least 25 identical series production cars homologated for road use equipped with the chosen Hypercar engine must be produced by the end of the year of the first season this engine is competing in.
- At least 100 identical series production cars homologated for road use equipped with the chosen Hypercar engine are produced by the end of the year of the second season this engine is competing in.
- At least 1,030 kg (dry weight, excluding fuel and driver)
- Only the fuel of the series partner may be used
The engine can be freely selected for all Hypercar vehicles, but must fulfil the following conditions:
- The total amount of energy (combustion engine + electric motor) must not exceed 520 kW
- The power provided by the electric motor must not exceed 200 kW
- The electric motor can only be used to power the car in excess of the speeds defined in the balance of performance (varies between 150 kph and 190 kph), as well as if the speed of the car is below 120 kph and stays below 120 kph until the car comes to the pits
- Only petrol-powered, four-stroke engines are permitted.
Car length: Maximum 5000 mm including rear wing
Car width: Minimum of 2000 mm
Car height: Maximum 1150 mm with the exception of the antennas
Wheelbase: Maximum 3150 mm
Number panel: All vehicles must have a red number plate with white lettering (Panton colour “red 485”) on the vehicle to indicate the class to which they belong. The start number can be chosen freely before the start of the season, a number from 1 – 999 is permitted. The font of the start number is optional and can be individually designed as desired.
The full Technical Regulations for the Hypercar class can be viewed here.
- Each team may only enter two cars.
- Vehicles are only eligible if they are a car model constructed by a manufacturer partner recognised by the ACO and FIA WEC.
- Only vehicles compliant with the technical regulations for grand touring cars (Group GT3) are permitted.
- Each vehicle must run on at least four non-aligned complete wheels, of which two front wheels are used for steering and two rear wheels for propulsion and have a roof.
The weight of the car, without fuel and without driver, must not be less than the minimum weight defined in the balance of performance tables.
Only one type of fuel which must be used by all cars without making any modification to its chemical composition.
From calendar year 2025, the sound emitted from each car must not exceed 100 dbA during all on-track sessions (measurement taken from 15m from the edge of the track).
Car width: Maximum of 2,050 mm (not including wing mirrors)
Car length: Maximum of 4,800 mm
A crew of two or three drivers must include at least one bronze-rated driver (non-professional), plus another bronze- or silver-rated driver.
Number panel: All vehicles must have an orange number plate with white lettering (Panton colour “orange 021C”) on the vehicle to indicate the class to which they belong. The start number can be chosen freely before the start of the season, a number from 1 – 999 is permitted. The font of the start number is optional and can be individually designed as desired.
The full Technical Regulations for the LMGT3 category can be viewed here.