Lamborghini Joining IMSA GTP LMDh in 2024

Lamborghini will join the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s new Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) class in 2024 with an LMDh prototype. Acura, BMW, Cadillac and Porsche previously announced plans to join the class in 2023. Lamborghini began competing in the WeatherTech Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class in 2016. Since 2016, Lamborghini has posted 15 victories in the WeatherTech Championship GTD class, including consecutive wins at the Rolex 24 in 2018, ‘19 and ’20. 

IMSA has also sanctioned and operated the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America single-make series since 2013. (AutoInformed: Endurance Racing – Alpine Signatech in LMDh from 2024; IMSA – Porsche Virtually Shows LMDh CarCadillac Developing All-New LMDh Endurance Racecar)

Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the automaker’s motorsports division, said that it will field cars in both the WeatherTech Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) beginning in 2024. The GTP class debuts in the WeatherTech Championship in 2023, replacing Daytona Prototype international (DPi) as the most technologically advanced class and most expensive way to run the series.

LMDh is a hybrid-based platform shared between IMSA and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO). LMDh engines will generate more than 670 horsepower (500 kilowatts) from the combined output of an internal combustion engine developed individually by each participating manufacturer and a common hybrid powertrain.

The LMDh regulations were created jointly by IMSA, the ACO and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). The new LMDh platform cars will be eligible to race in the WeatherTech Championship’s GTP class and the WEC’s Hypercar class.

Through a convergence agreement between IMSA, the ACO and FIA announced last summer, LMDh cars and cars built to Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) technical regulations will be able to compete head-to-head for overall victories in the IMSA GTP and WEC Hypercar class beginning next season. As a result, manufacturers will have the opportunity to compete in internationally renowned endurance races including the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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