In September 2022, Lamborghini announced that it was developing its LMDh endurance racing car. The car will compete in the IMSA Endurance Cup and the FIA World Endurance Championship, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 2024 season. Now, the Lamborghini SC63 LMDh has premiered at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Several companies participated in the development of the car: electric motor (Bosch Motorsport), power management and energy storage (Williams Advanced Engineering), seven-speed P1359 hybrid gearbox (Xtrac), carbon fiber elements (HP Composites).
“We will be measuring ourselves against the very best, on the most demanding proving grounds. On one hand, this will give our successful motorsports program 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,” Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann said last year.
The car will be powered by a 3.8L twin-turbo V8 engine combined with an electric motor with a total power of 680 hp/500 kW (FIA regulations). It will reach a top speed of 211 mph (340 kph).
Lamborghini will have two LMDh prototypes on tracks around the world next season. One will compete in the World Endurance Championship, the other in the similarly conceived IMSA Championship, and both will be in the colors of the Iron Lynk team.