As the Raging Bull joins the Party with two new
Guessing it’s Old News for Y’all, if you’re a
Sports Car Aficionado. That Lamborghini Squadra Corse has chosen Iron Lynx to
be it’s Factory Team for when the new, yet undesignated Lamborghini Le Mans Daytona
Hybrid (LMDH) competitor debuts one year from now at the 2024 Daytona 24 Hours.
With Lamborghini Iron Lynx set to compete in both the IMSA WeatherTech
SportsCar Championship’s GTP class, and the FIA World Endurance Championship’s
(WEC) Hypercar category.
What little that’s known about the new LMDH
project is that it’s chassis will be produced by Ligier and that it will utilize
a Twin Turbo V-8 for it’s motivating power, coupled to the Spec Hybrid Energy
Recovery System. (ERS)
As I’d Arse-sume this will be a Badge Engineered
version of the same 4.6-litre twin turbo V-8 underneath the Porshce 963’s
Bonnet. Since after all, Lamborghini is part of the Volkswagen Group, i.e.;
Parent company of Porsche…
The Cesena, Emilia-Romagna based Italian team
began competing in 2017, and has traditionally campaigned Ferrari’s. As I only
became aware of them upon their Iron Dames project commencing in 2019. Thus the
team has made great strides to becoming the Werks’ Lamborghini Squadra Corse
team in 2024.
Interestingly for Mwah, according to Racer’s
Richard S. James, Swiss based DC Racing Solutions Ltd owns the Iron Lynx Motor
Lab team, it’s Iron dames outfit and Prema, presumably the Championship winning
Italian Prema Racing team that competes in FIA Formula 2 amongst other racing
Lamborghini Squadra Corse will collaborate with
Iron Lynx thru a technical partnership with Prema engineering, making this
sound like a fairly serious effort. And Iron Lynx will campaign Lamborghini
Huracan GT3 Evo2’s in this year’s IMSA’s four Endurance rounds, along with the European
GT World Challenge Endurance Cup.
All of which brings us to Lamborghini Squadra
Corse announcing it’s latest Factory Driver, an Andretti Autosport IndyCar
Driver named Romain Grosjean. As the Frenchman will contest this year’s Rolex
24 in the No. 63 Iron Lynx GTD Pro Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo2 with
Lamborghini’s previously announced Factory HotSchues’ Mirko Bortolotti and
Andrea Caldarelli. Along with Jordan Pepper.
As Grosjean will also be involved as a
Development Driver for the yet unnamed LMDH racecar during the summer, when not
busy with His “Day Job” in IndyCar or contesting the IMSA Endurance Cup events…
Meanwhile, lost in all of this LMDH Prototype Noise
is the fact that Lamborghini will debut it’s brand new, latest iteration of it’s
winning Huracan GT3 racecar, the Evo2 at Daytona this January. Where Iron Lynx
will be running the aforementioned No. 63 GTD Pro entry.
As the Evo2 is a brand new racecar that has
much to live up to. As the first Huracan GT3 Evo racecar has won more than 40
races Internationally, multiple Championships and three consecutive Rolex 24
GTD Class victories from 2018-2020!
The Evo2 features all new Bodywork front and
rear, i.e.; new front Splitter and rear wing. Along with an all new carbon fiber
floor, and I’d guess revised overall Aerodynamics.
But reportedly, it’s most striking visual change
is the new Hexagonal shaped engine air intakes. With “Snorkels” directing Air
into it’s 5.2-litre normally aspirated V-10 engines ten individually electronically
actuated throttle Bodies for better engine response.
Arse-sumedly the Evo2 focuses upon Drivability
for better overall performance in the Dreaded era of (BoP) Balance of
Performance regulations. Along with featuring a new, upgraded braking system for
improved stopping when Whoaing Down the Lambo’.
As Lamborghini will have five Huracan GT3 Evo2’s on Daytona’s Rolex 24 Grid. With the lone No. 63 GTD Pro entry along with the #19 Iron Lynx and #83 Iron Dames GTD (Daytona) entries. Plus the No. 42 NTE Sport/SSR and NO. 78 SADA Systems/USRT GTD entries. Having never heard of either of these latter two, presumably new GTD Race Teams…