Lamborghini unveils SC63 Hypercar challenger for 2024 FIA WEC
Lamborghini Squadra Corse has today launched the SC63 Lamborghini which it will use to compete in the headline Hypercar class of next year’s FIA World Endurance Championship.
The all-new SC63 was revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed today (Thursday) and will begin testing in the next few weeks. Lamborghini has partnered with experienced WEC team Iron Lynx to run the car in international competition which includes both WEC and IMSA.
The SC63 features an all-new 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 engine that has been developed by Lamborghini engineers specifically for the racing programme. Under the skin, Lamborghini engineers have been able to exert their influence over all aspects of the car. Although the gearbox is standard across all LMDh cars, there is still freedom to customise it to a brand’s requirements including the selection of the gear ratios and the slip of the mechanical differential.
Starting in 2024, one car will compete in the full FIA WEC season. The second car will race in IMSA. The Iron Lynx team, presented as a partner at the 2022 Lamborghini Grand Finals, will run the cars in both series, and the driving line up will include Bortolotti, Caldarelli, Grosjean and Kvyat. Other drivers will be confirmed later in 2023.
The cars will be dressed in a familiar livery, in keeping with the branding seen on the Huracán GT3 challenger. The SC63s will run in Verde Mantis green, with a black Nero Noctis strip over the cabin, front hood, carbon diffuser, rear fin and wing. The cars will also feature green, white and red Italian Tricolore colours, and will carry the branding of long-time partner of Lamborghini, Swiss watch manufacturer Roger Dubuis.
WEC CEO Frédéric Lequien: “Congratulations to both Lamborghini and Iron Lynx for working so hard to build the new SC63 – a truly beautiful machine which I am sure will be a firm favourite with our fans too. We are extremely honoured to have such a prestigious brand as Lamborghini join the WEC. This year, we have seven different manufacturers competing in Hypercar and with the addition of Lamborghini plus BMW and Alpine next year, the scene is set for an unforgettable season.”
Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini Chairman and CEO: “The SC63 is the most advanced racing car ever produced by Lamborghini and it follows our roadmap ‘Direzione Cor Tauri’ laid out by the brand for the electrification of our product range. The opportunity to compete in some of the biggest endurance races in the world with a hybrid prototype fits with our vision for the future of high-performance mobility, as demonstrated for road legal cars with the launch of the Revuelto. The SC63 LMDh is the step into the highest echelons and into the future of motorsports for our Squadra Corse.”
Iron Lynx Team Principal and CEO, Andrea Piccini: “Being involved in such an ambitious project is a once in a lifetime experience. We are honoured and extremely excited to be part of it and to start a new chapter for Iron Lynx with Lamborghini. It’s been amazing to see everything finally come together for the reveal of the SC63. Everyone at Iron Lynx is eager for testing to get underway. This is undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges we’ve ever faced as a team, and we are now looking forward to seeing the SC63 on track.”
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