This is the kind of news we love to hear.
For a long time now, motorsport has sucked. Let's be honest - rallying is not what it was in the Nineties and early 2000s, Formula One (although it's improving) has been a one-horse race for most of the last decade, and Le Mans? Well, nobody really cares about Le Mans anymore. But that is all changing. A new Le Mans Hyperclass is coming, and some massive names will be joining in on the fun. Porsche is taking part, BMW will make an appearance, and even Dodge could come to the party with a Peugeot-based racer. The latest automaker to announce its participation is one of our favorites, and the results should be epic. Please welcome to LMDh one of Italy's finest: Lamborghini!
In the LMDh (or Le Mans Daytona Hybrid) class, manufacturers are permitted to enter both IMSA races and the FIA World Endurance Championship with the same car. According to reports, Lamborghini will continue to use its formula of working with an external partner that will handle the day-to-day affairs of running the race team and developing the cars, but the way in which this will be done has yet to be ironed out.
Lamborghini's senior motorsport manager, Chris Ward, explains: "We are not 100% over the line, I can confirm that, but if I was to say that we're 90% of the way there, that would be pretty accurate [...] Historically, we don't go factory racing in the way that you might see Porsche or others go factory racing. To get us all the way there, it's going to take a customer effort behind it."
With Porsche and Audi both competing in LMDh with the same chassis from Canadian supplier Multimatic, it would make financial sense for Lamborghini to go that route too, but while the former two Volkswagen Group companies are planning to enter the competition in 2023, Lamborghini will arrive a year later in 2024. At this point, it's impossible to speculate as to what the bespoke hypercar will look like, but we're sure that it will be totally dissimilar to the Lamborghini Huracan racer known as the GT3 Evo. Knowing Lamborghini, the LMDh car will be one of the most attention-grabbing entries on the field.