Lamborghini LMDh Endurance Racer To Come With Hybrid V8

Lamborghini shared the teaser of what would be its next-generation LMDh race car. The endurance racer will be the first to debut with the brand’s first hybrid powertrain. The Italian automaker announced the prototype race car will make its official debut in the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship & IMSA Endurance Cup. The Lamborghini LMDh will adopt the brand’s new twin-turbocharged V8 hybrid system. Yes, that is correct, it will be the first raging bull to come with a hybrid V8 engine.

Engine Specs & More:

Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the brand’s motorsport division developed the first V8 racing engine. We expect the brand’s upcoming V8 will have a 90-degree shape, although the automaker didn’t specify the actual displacement count. The engine’s new design and special tuning for racing are different from the one the current Urus comes with. Lamborghini will outsource its other components from different companies like the electric motor from Bosch. Williams will provide the Power Management system and Xtrac will provide the car’s 7-speed gearbox.


Ligier Automotive will develop the car’s chassis that will weigh around 1030 kgs. The LMDh with its electric hybrid system will work as an Energy Recovery System. The Lamborghini LMDh will make over 681 horsepower (500 KW), according to the limitations of the regulation. The car will offer a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h). For now, we can only assume the specifications. The automaker has only teased the upcoming car, we’ll know the full specs when the car officially makes its debut.

What does this mean for Lamborghini’s future?

We all know that all production-spec cars take the best features out of the race-specced models. Most carmakers borrow the technology we see in the racecars into their mass-production models. While it takes time to bring the cost down into road cars, the supercars take the lead for coming first. Looking at Lamborghini LMDh, we expect the upcoming Huracan successor will also come with a hybrid V8 engine. Back in January, Lamborghini CEO Stephen Winklemann said that they are bringing a completely new engine. The new engine will be different from the present-day Urus that offers a Porsche-sourced V8 engine. The automaker has developed the new engine in-house for the upcoming LMDh.

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