Lamborghini Unveils SC63 LMDh Vehicle Anticipating its 2024 Debut in WEC and IMSA

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Lamborghini’s SC63 was revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Thursday, preparing to take the world by storm.

The car’s name intertwines the SC from three specials developed by the Lamborghini Squadra Corse motorsport division, and the successful racing number used by Huracan GT3 teams, 1963, which also signifies the birth year of the Italian brand.

The Iron Lynx team from Italy, set to field Lamborghini’s factory LMDhs worldwide and in North America, will be managing Huracan GT3 EVO2s bearing the #63 in both the IMSA and GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup for 2023.

The development of the SC63 came through a collaboration with French manufacturer, Ligier Automotive, centering on its next-gen LMP2 design.

Further specifications of the custom-made engine for the car have been disclosed. The 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 has turbos stationed on each side of the engine, deviating from the traditional placement within the vee.

Lamborghini SC63 LMDh

Photo credit: Lamborghini S.p.A.

The SC63, designed by Lamborghini, capitalizes on the liberties offered by the LMDh regulations, which permit manufacturers to instill their design philosophy into the vehicle.

Mitja Borkert, the brand’s design head at its Centro Stile styling division, highlighted the design mission: “to create a car that is immediately recognisable as [a] Lamborghini”.

“Our brand’s styling cues have been integrated throughout the car,” he added.

In the car’s side panel, you can spot a NACA duct inspired by the Countach’s air intake.

The car, revealed in Lamborghini’s signature Verde Mantis racing green color, is slated to compete under Iron Lynx in the upcoming year.

The SC63 showcased at Goodwood was a demonstration car.

Lamborghini is set to commence its test programme with the first development chassis next month.

The driver lineup for the launch remained unchanged, including Mirko Bortolotti, Andrea Caldarelli, Romain Grosjean, and Daniil Kyvat.

Iron Lynx along with its sister team, Prema, will operate one SC63 in the Hypercar category of the WEC throughout next year and another in GTP during the North American Endurance Cup IMSA races.

The North American entry is planned to join its sister car at the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours WEC race in June, necessitating six drivers for Lamborghini.

Despite the brand’s emphasis on its unlikeliness to be ready for the Daytona 24 Hours kickoff in January, the SC63 is all set to make its first appearance in the opening WEC round at the Losail circuit in Qatar on March 2, followed by its IMSA debut at the Sebring 12 Hours two weeks later.

Giorgio Sanna, boss of Lamborghini Squadra Corse, stated: “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 our biggest step into the future of motorsport, measuring ourselves against the world’s best manufacturers.”

Lamborghini SC63 LMDh

Photo credit: Lamborghini S.p.A.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Lamborghini SC63 LMDh

What is the Lamborghini SC63 LMDh?

The Lamborghini SC63 LMDh is a high-performance sports car developed by Lamborghini Squadra Corse for racing in the WEC (World Endurance Championship) and IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) series.

What is the significance of the SC63 name?

The SC in SC63 stands for Squadra Corse, Lamborghini’s motorsport division, while 63 represents the year of the brand’s establishment, 1963.

Who will be fielding the Lamborghini LMDh cars?

The Iron Lynx team, based in Italy, will be responsible for fielding the factory Lamborghini LMDh cars on the global stage and in North America. They will also be running Huracan GT3 EVO2s in both IMSA and the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup.

What are some key features of the Lamborghini SC63 LMDh?

The SC63 LMDh has a bespoke twin-turbo V8 engine with a capacity of 3.8 liters. The engine layout is unique, with the turbos mounted on either side of the engine instead of inside the vee. The car also incorporates Lamborghini’s distinctive brand styling cues.

When will the Lamborghini SC63 LMDh make its debut?

The SC63 LMDh is expected to debut in the opening round of the WEC at the Losail circuit in Qatar on March 2. It will then make its first appearance in IMSA at the Sebring 12 Hours two weeks later.

How many drivers will Lamborghini require for its racing program?

Lamborghini plans to field six drivers for its racing program, with the North American entry joining its sister car at the Le Mans 24 Hours WEC race in June. The driver roster already includes Mirko Bortolotti, Andrea Caldarelli, Romain Grosjean, and Daniil Kyvat.

Will the Lamborghini SC63 LMDh compete in the Daytona 24 Hours?

Lamborghini has indicated that it is unlikely to be ready for the season-opening Daytona 24 Hours race next January. The SC63 is set to make its debut in the WEC and IMSA series instead.

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4 comments

autonews123 July 14, 2023 - 1:46 am

lamborghini sc63 – a perfect blend of style and power. can’t wait to see it race against the best in the world! #unleashthepower

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gearhead99 July 14, 2023 - 5:23 am

woah, the sc63 lmdh is gonna make some serious noise in the motorsport scene. gonna be epic! vroom vroom!

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carlover87 July 14, 2023 - 7:59 pm

omg, the sc63 lmdh is gonna be so fast with dat v8 engine!! lambo never disappoints. #needforspeed

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racingfan23 July 14, 2023 - 11:27 pm

lamborghini sc63 lmdh is da bomb! cant wait 4 it to debut in WEC n IMSA. #excited

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