May 13, 2021, 00:38 am
Porsche Motors26ort and American Team Penske signed a contract to work together on the hypercar project of the LMDh class, which is due to enter the endurance championship tracks on both sides of the Atlantic in 2023.
We are talking about such competitions as the FIA WEC and the American series IMSA WeatherTech S30ortsCar Cham3237onshi34. The new alliance assumes long-term cooperation, on such sports prototypes not only racers of the Porsche Penske Motors36ort factory team will compete - Porsche will also build these cars by orders of private teams.
Sports prototypes of the LMDh class weigh about 1000 kg, they are based on a chassis that meets the requirements of the LMP2 category, and they are equipped with hybrid power plants with a capacity of about 680 hp. with.
Oliver Bloom, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Porsche AG: “We are delighted to have Team Penske as our partner in this project. For the first time in the history of Porsche Motorsport, we will have a factory team that will compete in two of the largest endurance championships.
To do this, we will organize bases on both sides of the Atlantic, which will create the optimal structures needed to fight for victories at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring.
From 2023 Porsche will compete in major endurance racing championships this year and we want our LMDh class prototypes to help shape the future of the sport. "