After several years of rumours, it’s finally confirmed – Lamborghini will enter Prototype racing.
The Italian car manufacturer is ready with an LMDh car from 2024 onward, in addition to their various GT programmes.
The cars will be participating in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the new GTP category, which will start in 2023, while a FIA World Endurance Championship in the Hypercar category is planned as well.
They have already found their partners on both sides of the Atlantic, but their names were not mentioned in today’s press release.
The original plan was for Porsche Audi and Lamborghini – all part of the VAG – to share the same cars from Multimatic, with a common engine, but with different designs, but Audi has pulled the plug on that programme, due to a new focus from the management, which is aiming at Formula 1 in 2026 instead. Things are currently pointing towards Lamborghini bringing their own engine and a different chassis. But we still await final confirmation on that from the manufacturer.
The LMDh cars is going to run in the new top category in IMSA from 2023 onwards, when the current DPi cars will be replaced. Acura (Honda), Alpine, BMW, Cadillac, Lamborghini and Porsche are currently confirmed, to have a car ready for either 2023 or 2024.
The first LMDh car from Porsche is expected to make a guest appearance at the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale in Bahrain, while the 24 hours of Daytona 2023 will be the IMSA debut for the new car model.