Le Mans Prototypes
Le Mans Prototypes are closed cockpit cars with no production minimum required. Generally produced for the FIA World Endurance Championship, which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans / ELMS / IMSA races these cars are developed exclusively for on-track competitions, fulfilling the requirements of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s technical regulations. Because of their superior performances and level of technological development, they have a star status within endurance racing.
Prototypes are divided into two categories:
- LMP1 - for Manufacturers
- LMP2 - for teams independent of manufacturers and/or engine suppliers
"LE MANS" PROTOTYPE 2 (LMP2) is a racing car with no production minimum required.
It is a closed cockpit car, destined only to teams independent of manufacturers and/or engine suppliers.
The selling price of the complete new car, without engine or homologated electronic equipment, must not exceed €483,000.
Engine Homologated (see Article 5.1)
Cylinder capacity: 4.2-litre V8 without direct-injection producing 600bhp.
Pantone blue 653, with white numbers.
A crew of 2 or 3 drivers must include at least one Silver or Bronze driver.
Fuel Tank Capacity
- Wheelbase: Free but it must be identical to that registered in the Homologation Form.
- Overall length: 4750 mm maximum (rear wing included)
- Overall width: 1900 mm maximum
- Height: No part of the bodywork is permitted to be more than 1050 mm above the reference surface (See Article 3.5.1)
- The front overhang is limited to 1000 mm.
- The rear overhang is limited to 750 mm (including the rear wing).