Lamborghini preparing to enter Le Mans?

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Words: Nile Bijoux
9 Aug 2019

Despite recent news of the Aventador’s replacement being delayed until 2024, Lamborghini might be preparing an entry into the World Endurance Championship ‘Hypercar’ class for 2021.

In an interview with British media, Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali confirmed the carmaker is looking into the Hypercar class for 2021. However, he cautioned that nothing is confirmed at this stage. “For now, it is possible.”

The new rules for the Hypercar category are designed to reduce entry costs and open up the sport to more manufacturers. These reduced costs might be the trigger for Lamborghini entering endurance racing. The one-off SC18 from last year shows that it can build a mighty quick hypercar.

That said, it’ll take a hell of a negotiator to convince VW Group to pony up the cash for a hypercar, and a new Aventador and Huracan.

So far, just Toyota and Aston Martin have confirmed their entries into the Hypercar category with Ford, McLaren and Ferrari still weighing their options.

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