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Revolution on the Racetrack: Lamborghini's SC63 Hybrid Endurance Racing Prototype
An Electrifying Look at the Future of Endurance Racing
Lamborghini Squadra Corse has introduced its first-ever hybrid endurance racing prototype, the SC63. The car is set to compete in the Hypercar class of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship and the GTP class of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Endurance Cup. It’s a significant milestone for the company – a push towards electrification and hybridization, which is in line with the Direzione Cor Tauri strategy presented in 2021.
The SC63 features an all-new 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 engine. This engine is a ‘cold V’ configuration – the turbos are mounted outside the vee angle of the engine, making them easier to cool and service. The ‘cold V’ solution lowers the mass and optimizes the car’s center of gravity. This solution, together with a specially developed aero balance and attitude, is the most effective way to achieve the best tire grip, perfect balance, drivability, and consistent speed both over a single lap and across long-distance races.
The car represents a new concept of racing and is a part of the Lamborghini Manifesto: Driving Humans Beyond. “Motorsport is, to us, also a valuable and demanding proving ground for our technology,” states Rouven Mohr, Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer. “Our LMDh car, the Lamborghini 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 bodywork has been designed by Lamborghini’s Centro Stile design department, in conjunction with the race design team. It features very clear brand styling cues throughout the car, including the iconic y-shaped lights at the front and rear. The cars will be dressed in a familiar livery, in keeping with the branding seen on the Huracán GT3 challenger. The SC63s will run in Verde Mantis green, with a black Nero Noctis strip over the cabin, front hood, carbon diffuser, rear fin, and wing. The cars will also feature green, white, and red Italian Tricolore colors, and will carry the branding of long-time partner of Lamborghini, Swiss watch manufacturer Roger Dubuis.