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Ferrari unveils prototype version of its next LMH race car

Next year, five decades will have passed since Ferrari last competed in the FIA’s most prestigious endurance racing class, when the 312 P was the car of the hour at the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1973. Yesterday, the manufacturer unveiled the first images of its future car in the form of a prototype which will race in endurance racing during the 2023 season.

Ferrari unveiled the first glimpse of its new racing car developed to meet the LMH rules (Le Mans Hypercar), which means it will be eligible for both the Hypercar category of the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship and the GTP (Grand Touring Prototype) category of the IMSA SportsCar Championship.

We will see this car in particular racing at the 24 hours of Le Mans, but it is also possible that it will take part in more than one event, such as the 24 hours of Sebring, in Florida. Ferrari won’t be alone this time though, as it will be teaming up with AF Corse for the next LMH season and the new team will be called Ferrari – AF Corse.

It should be noted that AF Corse currently participates in the GT classes of the World Endurance Championship, using Ferrari’s GT racing cars without however the prancing horse manufacturer having an official presence at these events.

Ferrari’s hypercar features a bold design that features a trio of slats supporting a large rear wing. There are also thin light strips at the front, which probably act as headlights. A similar design appears on the supercar Ferrari Daytona SP3 unveiled in 2021. Unfortunately, we do not yet know the technical details, but we know that the power and weight will be limited according to the constraints established by the International Automobile Federation (FIA).

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It is possible that we find similarities on a road car inspired by Ferrari’s LMH-type racing car. Remember that Ferrari tends to launch one of its so-called special series models, like the LaFerrari and the previous Enzo, once a decade, and next year, 2023, the LaFerrari will celebrate its tenth anniversary.

 

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