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This Wednesday, the world of motor sports had the first preview of what will be the hypercar of Ferrariwhich will be used in the Italian car maker’s program in Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) for FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2023.
The prototype marks Ferrari’s return to the pinnacle of motor racing as a car manufacturer after 50 years outside of racing. 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The show took place on Ferrari’s private test track in Fiorano. Images found only by motorsport.com show the car in camouflaged paint, with Alessandro Pier Guidi, the Italian automaker’s official driver, at the wheel.
The hybrid prototype completed a series of laps with Pier Guidi throughout the morning, with testing expected to continue throughout the day. Ferrari has also released the first official preview of the car, which shows the model shown in the window.
Antonello Coletta, head of Ferrari’s sports car department, said: “It is an exciting moment, awaited by the people working on this project and Ferrari fans. To be able to achieve this, the result of months of work, planning and simulation, gives us energy and motivation”.
“We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved, and although LMH’s camouflage during testing hides the car’s volume and style, it will undoubtedly be easily recognizable as a Ferrari.”
Ferrari LMH trigger
Photo by: Ferrari
The images show that Ferrari has taken advantage of the principles, which allow the introduction of styling to the car, with specific modifications to the rear wing. A spokesperson for the automaker confirmed that Pier Guidi was the first to drive the car, and also gave a brief description of the test.
“The program was a traditional shakedown: a lap out and back in the pits to check everything. The car was in the pits more than on the circuit, which is normal for a first test.”
The spokesperson also revealed that the first test on the actual circuit will take place later this month.
“We will start a comprehensive development program this month: we intend to visit several tracks in Europe because it is easier in practice.”
Photo by: Davide Cavazza
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