Lamborghini unveils its hybrid racing prototype, the SC63, marking a major step towards electrification in motorsport.
Lamborghini Squadra Corse launches hybrid prototype, the SC63.
SC63 to compete in 2024 FIA World Endurance and IMSA Championships.
Partnership with Iron Lynx to run the car in international races.
Today, Lamborghini Squadra Corse marks a major milestone in its racing history with the unveiling of the SC63, its first hybrid endurance racing prototype, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This remarkable development signifies Lamborghini’s proactive embrace of hybrid technology in motorsports, underscoring the brand’s commitment to innovation and high performance.
The SC63, poised to grace the tracks of the Hypercar class of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship and the GTP class of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Endurance Cup, is the embodiment of Lamborghini’s Direzione Cor Tauri strategy. This strategic roadmap, unveiled in 2021, sets the course towards electrifying the entire Lamborghini model range by the end of 2024 without compromising on performance or the exhilarating driving experience synonymous with the brand.
Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini Chairman and CEO, heralds the SC63 as the most advanced racing car ever produced by Lamborghini. The SC63 is not just a hybrid prototype, but a manifestation of Lamborghini’s vision for the future of high-performance mobility. It is a step towards the apex of motorsport, placing Lamborghini Squadra Corse squarely on the world stage.
The SC63, powered by an all-new 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine developed by Lamborghini engineers, is a testament to the brand’s ingenuity and technical prowess. Its ‘cold V’ configuration, combined with a meticulously developed aerodynamic balance and attitude, ensures optimum tire grip, balance, drivability, and consistent speed for both single lap and long-distance races.
However, the SC63’s ambitions are not confined within the perimeter of the racetrack. Rouven Mohr, Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer, emphasizes that the SC63 represents an exciting challenge from both a technical and human standpoint. The development of this hybrid racing car will drive Lamborghini’s pursuit of technical excellence, pushing them to constantly raise their standards and inform future production cars.
The SC63’s design is a harmonious blend of functionality and brand identity. Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini’s Head of Design at Centro Stile, encapsulates this sentiment by stating that they aimed to create a car that is immediately recognizable as a Lamborghini. The bodywork, adorned in the familiar Verde Mantis green and Nero Noctis black, pays homage to Lamborghini’s heritage while pushing the envelope of innovation.
In 2024, the SC63 will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the North American Endurance Championship races of the IMSA series. Under the expert guidance of Iron Lynx, a team known for its prowess in motorsport, Lamborghini’s vision for the future of high-performance mobility will come to life, painting the racetracks of the world in shades of green and black. This ambitious project marks not only a new chapter in Lamborghini’s history but also a decisive step towards the future of motorsport.