IMSA & ACO Confirm LMDh Regulations

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The next major step in the introduction of LMDh prototypes to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans was taken Friday on the eve of the 88th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. IMSA Technical Director Matt Kurdock and ACO Technical Director Thierry Bouvet then unveiled the specific technical details for the new LMDh car, which will feature hybrid engine technology. The estimated cost of a complete LMDh car, without the engine, is one million Euro ($1.1-1.2 million). Between the manufacturer’s internal combustion engine and a spec hybrid powertrain system, each LMDh car will have a combined power output of 500 kilowatts (just over 670 horsepower). Bosch, Williams Advanced Engineering and Xtrac were introduced as hybrid powertrain suppliers for all LMDh cars. In January’s historic IMSA-ACO convergence announcement prior to the Rolex 24 At Daytona, it was announced that the LMDh regulations would take effect in 2022.

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