The Goodwood Festival of Speed isn’t just about quick laps, some manufacturers use the event to launch amazing new cars. Lamborghini has done just that, unveiling their new World Endurance Championship competitor, the SC63 LMDh.
Italian team, Iron Lynx, will field the factory Lamborghini LMDhs on both the global circuits and in the U.S. Iron Lynx are currently running Huracan GT3 EVO2s numbered #63 in both IMSA and the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup.
The new SC63 has been developed in partnership with French constructor, Ligier Automotive, utilising their next-generation LMP2 design.
Some technical details have been revealed including the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 in which the turbos are situated on either side of the engine rather than inside the vee.
Thanks to the freedoms granted by the LMDh rulebook, it has allowed manufacturers to implement their own design code on the car.
As explained by Laborghini’s head of design at the Centro Stile styling department, Mitja Borkert, the brief was “to create a car that is immediately recognisable as [a] Lamborghini.
“We have implemented our own brand style cues throughout the car. Integrated into the side panel of the body you can see a NACA duct that was inspired by the air intake of the Countach.”
Lamborghini’s test programme with the first development chassis is due to start at the beginning of August.
Georgio Sanna, Lamborghini Squadre Corse boss, said, “This year marks not only the 60th anniversary of our brand but also the 10th anniversary of Squadra Corse, Lamborghini’s motorsport division.
“Over the past decade, we have achieved great results. Now we are ready for what is our biggest step into the future of motorsport, measuring ourselves against the best manufacturers in the world.”
The car is expected to debut next year, but Lamborghini has stressed that it will be unlikely for the car to be ready by the opening Daytona 24 Hours in January.