Lamborghini reveals details of WEC, IMSA LMDh challenger’s first full test

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Lamborghini has released information regarding the first full-scale test of its WEC and IMSA LMDh contender, the SC63 LMDh. The testing began last Thursday, with the car in action captured by F1, and continued into Friday. Andrea Caldarelli, Mirko Bortolotti, and Daniil Kvyat were responsible for the driving.

This marked the second time the vehicle has been tested, with the SC63 previously given an initial run at Vallelunga earlier in the month. The upcoming race car was managed by a collaborative team from Lamborghini’s in-house motorsport department, Squadra Corse, and the Iron Lynx team, who will be exclusively handling the car in full WEC and long-distance IMSA races in 2024.

Lamborghini’s brief statement highlighted that the Imola test was mainly centered on calibrating the car and acquiring data. The process also included the first track development of the custom-made 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine created by Squadra Corse for the SC63.

Additional testing sessions are scheduled at Paul Ricard and Spa-Francorchamps later this month, and the testing program is set to shift to the US in September with the release of the second chassis.

Built on the foundation of the next-generation Ligier LMP2 chassis, the SC63 is slated to make its racing debut at the WEC’s opening round in Qatar next March. However, Lamborghini has noted that they won’t participate in the first of IMSA’s North American Endurance Cup rounds at Daytona in January, making the Sebring 12 Hours, two weeks after Qatar, its US debut.

Romain Grosjean, one of the four announced drivers for the program, missed the recent Imola test as he was racing in the IndyCar Series. Regarding the other drivers, Lamborghini revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed that the remaining seats have already been filled. Speculation surrounds one of those seats, with Mercedes GT star Raffaele Marciello rumored to be joining BMW’s LMDh program with the M Hybrid V8.

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What is the Lamborghini SC63 LMDh?

The Lamborghini SC63 LMDh is a race car developed for participation in WEC and IMSA long-distance races. It was built on the next-generation Ligier LMP2 chassis and is powered by a custom 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine developed by Squadra Corse.

When and where did the testing of the Lamborghini SC63 LMDh take place?

The first full-scale testing began on Thursday at Imola and continued into Friday. The car was also given a shakedown at Vallelunga at the start of the month. Further tests are scheduled at Paul Ricard and Spa-Francorchamps.

Who were the drivers involved in the testing?

Andrea Caldarelli, Mirko Bortolotti, and Daniil Kvyat carried out the driving duties during the test at Imola.

When is the Lamborghini SC63 LMDh scheduled to make its racing debut?

The SC63 is scheduled to make its race debut at the opening round of the WEC in Qatar early next March.

Where will the SC63’s US debut take place?

Lamborghini has stated that it won’t participate in the first of next year’s IMSA series at Daytona in January, so the US debut will be at the Sebring 12 Hours two weeks after Qatar.

Are there any other known drivers for the SC63 LMDh program besides those who participated in the testing?

Yes, four drivers have been announced for the program, including Romain Grosjean. There is also speculation about Mercedes GT star Raffaele Marciello possibly joining BMW.

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TechGuru August 14, 2023 - 6:57 pm

Why isn’t Grosjean testing, was looking forward to his input! Oh he’s at IndyCar, makes sense then.

SpeedLover August 14, 2023 - 7:38 pm

Finally we will see the SC63 in action. these tests sounds promising, Qatar debut cant come soon enough

LamborghiniLoyalist August 15, 2023 - 10:14 am

the specs are incredible! 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 – I mean, wow. Squadra Corse really pulled it off. can’t wait to see it on track.

CarEnthusiastMike August 15, 2023 - 12:48 pm

Imola test, Ricard and Spa coming up, it’s like a dream tour for a race car… Wish I coud see it in person.

RacingFan2023 August 15, 2023 - 1:49 pm

cant believe Lambo’s entering WEC and IMSA with SC63, it’s gonna be a game changer! Any idea on price of this beast??


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