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Saturday, July 22, 2023

Lamborghini SC63 Embraces the Challenge: Racing at the 24-Hours of Le Mans 2024

New Track BEAST - Lamborghini Squadra Corse has prepared Lamborghini SC63 Prototype, a hybrid car for the endurance race. It will compete in the hypercar class of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship, participating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the GTP class of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Endurance Cup, bringing excitement to the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Lamborghini Squadra Corse has prepared a Lamborghini SC63 prototype endurance racing hybrid car for the 24-Hours of Le Mans 2024. (Picture from: GoOto)
For the creation of the Lamborghini SC63 Prototype, Lamborghini Squadra Corse collaborated with the Italian team, Iron Lynx, which has also recruited world-class racers from Formula 1 and endurance racing.

"The Lamborghini SC63 is the most advanced race car ever produced by Lamborghini and follows our brand-defined 'Direzione Cor Tauri' roadmap for our electrification product range," said Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini Chairman and CEO.
Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini Chairman and CEO introduces the Lamborghini SC63 featured with an all-new twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 drivetrain. (Picture from: Autocar)
Stephan Winkelmann added, "The opportunity to compete in some of the world's greatest endurance races with a hybrid prototype aligns with our vision for the future of high-performance mobility, as demonstrated through road-legal cars with the launch of the Revuelto. The Lamborghini SC63 LMDh represents a step towards the highest level and the future of motorsport for our Squadra Corse."
Lamborghini SC63 prototype's turbochargers are mounted in a 'cold V' to improve cooling and serviceability. (Picture from: Autocar)
The Lamborghini SC63 utilizes a dual-turbo V8 engine with a capacity of 3,800 cc. It has been developed specifically for the racing program by Lamborghini's engine experts. The engine features a 'cold V' configuration, with the turbo positioned outside the V angle of the engine, making it easier to cool and maintain periodically. Additionally, this configuration distributes weight effectively, ensuring a balanced tire grip, ease of driving, and consistent speed.
The Lamborghini SC63 prototype uses a dual turbo V8 engine with a capacity of 3,800 cc. (Picture from: GoOto)
The performance offered by the hybrid system, as per the LMDh category standards, is limited to only 500 kW, equivalent to 680 hp. The Power Unit is controlled by a Bosch electronic control unit. The LMDh regulations advocate standards for transmission, battery, and motor-generator unit (MGU), aiming to facilitate the development of cost-effective prototype vehicles.
One of Lamborghini SC63 car will race in each series, and both will take on Toyota, Ferrari, Porsche and Glickenhaus at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours in June next year. (Picture from: Autocar)
Lamborghini has selected Ligier, an expert partner, to build the monocoque body structure. As the first manufacturer to choose Ligier for the LMDh project, Lamborghini had the freedom to make specific requests, including improvements to the push rod design of the front suspension, overall weight reduction, and enhanced handling for critical maintenance components.

The stunning design of the Lamborghini SC63 is the result of collaboration between Lamborghini Centro Stile and the racing design team. The color scheme resembles the well-known Huracán GT3 in the racing community.
To create the Lamborghini SC63 prototype, Lamborghini Squadra Corse collaborated with the Italian team Iron Lynx, which has also recruited world-class racers from Formula 1 and also endurance racing. (Picture from: GoOto)
Featuring a Verde Mantis green color, with black Nero Noctis lines adorning the cabin, front hood, carbon diffuser, rear fins, and wings, the car exudes elegance. The car also incorporates the green, white, and red colors of the Italian Tricolore, as well as showcasing Lamborghini's long-term partnership with Swiss timepiece manufacturer Roger Dubuis.
To ensure the car's endurance during races lasting more than 12 hours, it is equipped with eight special radiators, including two intercoolers. These radiators serve various functions, such as cooling the gearbox, the condenser for cabin air conditioning, the Energy Recovery System (ERS), the Energy Storage System (ESS), and two radiator water tubes. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LAMBORGHINI | CARSCOOPS | AUTOCAR ]
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