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Le Mans Prototypes

Le Mans Prototypes are either open or closed cockpit cars with no production minimum required. Generally produced specially for the 24 Hours du Mans, but also for FIA WEC Endurance Championship / ELMS / ALMS races, these cars are developed exclusively for on-track competitions, fulfilling the requirements of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest technical regulations. Because of their performances and level of technological development, they have a star status within Endurance Racing.

Prototypes are divided into two categories:

  • LMP1 - destined more to Manufacturers
  • LMP2 - destined only to teams independent of manufacturers and/or engine suppliers.

P1

LMP1

 
  • "LE MANS" PROTOTYPE 1 Hybrid ("LM" P1-H): with Energy Recovery System (ERS).
  • "LE MANS" PROTOTYPE 1 Light ("LM" P1-L): with no Energy Recovery System (ERS) reserved only for privateers.
race car LMP1

Engines

Engine is free except following restrictions:

  • Only Petrol and Diesel 4 stroke engines with reciprocating pistons are permitted.
  • Engine cubic capacity is free for "LM" P1-H cars
  • Engine cubic capacity must not exceed 5500 cm3 for "LM" P1-L cars.
 

Number panels

Pantone red 485, with white numbers.

Driver Categories

Bronze drivers are not permitted.

 

Minimum weight

870 kg for LMP1-H
850 kg for LMP1-L

Fuel Tank Capacity

Petrol: 66.9 litres
Diesel: 54.8 litres

 

Dimensions :

  • Wheelbase: Free but it must be identical to that registered in the Homologation Form.
  • Overall length: 4650 mm maximum.
  • The front overhang is limited to 1000 mm.
  • The rear overhang is limited to 750 mm.
  • Overall width: 1900 mm maximum and 1800mm minimum.
  • Height: No part of the bodywork is permitted to be more than 1050 mm above the reference surface.

P2LMP2

 

"LE MANS" PROTOTYPE 2 ("LM" P2) is a racing car with no production minimum required.
Open or closed (*) car, destined only to teams independent of manufacturers and/or engine suppliers.

The cars that may be considered as "factory cars", whose technical characteristics and level of development are clearly not complying with the objectives of the LMP2 regulations may be refused by the Endurance Committee.

The selling price of the complete new car without the engine, but with all available options must not exceed 370 000€.

All projects for the construction of a new car, or evolution of an existing model, must be submitted to the Endurance Committee for approval prior the homologation procedure.

race car LMP2

Engine

Engine Homologated

Maximum cylinder capacity:

  • Normally aspirated petrol: 5000cc 8 cyl. maximum
  • Turbo/ supercharged petrol: 3200cc 6 cyl. maximum
 

Number panels

Pantone blue 653, with white numbers.

Driver Categories

A crew of 2 or 3 drivers must include at least one Silver or Bronze driver.

 

Minimum weight

900 kg
The minimum weight includes the skid block.

Fuel Tank Capacity

75 Litres

 

Dimensions :

  • Wheelbase: Free but it must be identical to that registered in the Homologation Form.
  • Height : No part of the bodywork is permitted to be more than 1030 mm (*) above the reference surface, except the rear rollover structure fairing that may be 10 mm maximum above the rear rollover structure.
    (*) 1050 mm for LMP2 equiped with a chassis in compliance with the 2014 LMP1 regulations.
  • The front overhang is limited to 1000 mm.
  • The rear overhang is limited to 750 mm (including the rear wing).


Le Mans Grand Touring Endurance

The "Le Mans" Grand Touring Endurance car ("LM" GTE) is a car having an aptitude for sport with 2 doors, 2 or 2+2 seats, opened or closed, which can be used perfectly legally on the open road and available for sale thanks to the dealer network of a manufacturer recognised by the Endurance Committee.

This category includes two groups:

  • A group destined more especially to professional (LMGTE-PRO).
  • A group destined only to amateurs (LMGTE-AM).

In this group only cars having 1 year old or fully in compliance with the specifications of the previous year car - unless specified in these regulations - will be admitted.

LMGTE Pro Pro

race car LMGTE Pro

Engine

Normally aspirated engines: 5500 cc maximum
Turbocharged / Supercharged engines: 4000 cc maximum.

Driver Categories

LMGTE-Pro: The composition of the crews is free.
LMGTE-Am: A crew of 2 or 3 drivers must include at least 1 Bronze and 1 bronze or Silver.
 

Dimensions

Maximum dimensions:

  • Overall length: 480 cm
  • Front overhang: 125 cm
  • Rear overhang: 110 cm
  • Overall width: 205 cm (excluding rear view mirrors)

LMGTE Am Am

race car LMGTE Am

Number Panels

LMGTE-Pro: Pantone green 355, with white numbers.
LMGTE-Am: Pantone orange 021C, with white numbers.

Minimum weight

1245 kg. Except for the weighing procedure used during the practice sessions, it is the weight of the car with no driver and no fuel on board.
 

Fuel Tank Capacity

90 litres

 
summary of categories

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