It’s an exciting day for the Motorsport division of Automobili Lamborghini. Today, the Goodwood Festival of Speed was the thrilling backdrop for the unveiling of the SC63, Lamborghini Squadra Corse’s first hybrid endurance racing prototype.
With the SC63, Lamborghini continues to go in the new direction of electrification and hybridization the brand has set for itself, applying this innovative challenge to the Motorsport program. Featuring an all-new 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 engine developed specifically for racing, a bodywork designed by Lamborghini Centro Stile in close collaboration with the race design team, and other innovative design and technology aspects, the SC63 is a jewel to be proud of.
“The SC63 is the most advanced racing car ever produced by Lamborghini,” says Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini Chairman and CEO. “The opportunity to compete in some of the biggest endurance races in the world with a hybrid prototype fits with our vision for the future of high-performance mobility. The SC63 LMDh is the step into the highest echelon and into the future of motorsports for our Squadra Corse.
Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer Rouven Mohr adds: “Motorsport is, to us, a valuable and demanding proving ground for our technology. The SC63 is an exciting challenge from both a technical and a human standpoint. The development of our internal combustion engine, aerodynamically efficient bodywork, and the overall technical package is a process that has pushed us to constantly raise our own standards.”
The future in store for the SC63 is, indeed, a challenging and exciting one. The vehicle is scheduled to compete in the Hypercar class of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and in the GTP class of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Endurance Cup. Italian racing team Iron Lynx is the partner chosen by Lamborghini to lead the car in international competition.
“This year marks not only the 60th anniversary of our brand but also the 10th anniversary of Squadra Corse, Lamborghini’s motorsport division,” says Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini’s Head of Motorsport. “Over the last decade, we have achieved great results. Starting from scratch, we have won some of the most prestigious endurance races in the GT category for our production-based racing cars. These include three class wins at the 24 hours of Daytona and two wins in a row at the Sebring 12 hours. Now we are ready for what is our biggest step into the future of motorsport, measuring ourselves against the best manufacturers in the world.”