Lamborghini is studying a plan to enter the new Hypercar class of the World Endurance Championship, which if given the go ahead would see the automaker develop a hybrid hypercar for the road to serve as the basis for a race car. It would also see Lamborghini racing for outright victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Now, it turns out that Lamborghini is tempted. Speaking to Autocar, CEO Stefano Domenicali said: “There are discussions and we are looking to understand the regulations to see if it is of interest”. Before you get too ahead of yourself, he did add: “There is nothing to say until the evaluation is finished, and at that point the answer could be yes or no. For now, it is possible”.
The new class, which will replace LMP1, will feature a minimum weight figure of 1100kg. Engines providing up to 750bhp will be allowed, while hybrid systems producing no more than 270bhp are permitted, but not mandatory.
Interestingly, Lamborghini is known to be working on a hybrid hypercar that’s rumored to debut next month at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show. Code-named the LB48H, the car is likely to be based on the Aventador and powered by a V-12 at the rear axle and an electric motor at the front, which together could deliver 838 horsepower.