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BMW M Hybrid V8: Endurance racer revealed

BMW has revealed the automobile it’ll use to deal with the Worldwide Motor Sports activities Affiliation WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The M Hybrid V8 will go head-to-head with new endurance prototypes from Porsche, Acura, and Cadillac.

It’ll be eligible for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, due to rules bringing the IMSA sequence extra carefully into line with the World Endurance Championship (WEC).

The M Hybrid V8 is powered by a V8 engine (duh), however its outputs haven’t but been confirmed.

Paired with a hybrid system the powertrain is allowed to output a complete of 500kW, though that will change based mostly on how regulators need to steadiness efficiency between rivals.

Per class rules, hybrid prototypes have a minimal weight of 1030kg, use a 50kW Bosch hybrid system and Williams Superior Engineering battery pack, and an Xtrac transmission. Beneath the pores and skin, the M Hybrid is in-built partnership with motorsports specialist Dallara.

Beneath IMSA GTP guidelines, the M Hybrid will likely be rear-wheel drive. The automobiles it’d compete with at Le Mans, had been BMW to substantiate an entry, have been constructed utilizing a distinct interpretation of the identical guidelines.

This hybrid hypercar racing class was collectively conceived by IMSA, FIA and ACO so the hybrid hypercar prototypes can enter the North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, in addition to the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Which means that the racers cannot solely enter and race within the Rolex 24 at Daytona within the USA, however can even race within the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans.

At this stage, BMW M Motorsport has solely confirmed its LMDh racer will solely be competing within the North American-based IMSA racing championship.

The livery on present right here will likely be changed by the point it debuts, however the aerodynamics package deal you see right here and the fundamental design – kidney grilles included – will stick with it.

Don’t be shocked if BMW M Motorsport jumps on the FIA World Endurance Championship bandwagon and enters its LMDh racer in Le Mans, as a result of it has some historical past on the circuit.

In 1999, BMW final entered and gained the 24 Hours of Le Mans with its V12 LMR racer.



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