Porsche 963: almost ready for the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans

Porsche 963: almost ready for the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans


Porsche Motorsport and its partner, Team Penske Design, continue to develop the Porsche 963 LMDh with a view to entering the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship and the FIA ​​WEC World Endurance Championship. A few days ago, in Florida, the German racing model emerged for 397 laps at the Daytona International Speedway.

In other statistics, the Porsche 963 LMDh that will line up on the starting grid of the century race of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, tested 2,274 kilometers, this under high temperatures of 35 ° C and at night. It was chassis number 3 out of 963 that took the mythical circle of the American track with, at the wheel, the French Mathieu Jaminet, Dane Cameron (USA) and Matt Campbell. The LMDh prototype was previously run in Stuttgart and Istanbul.

Regarding the Porsche 963 LMDh petrol engine, remember that it was designed by a German car manufacturer. It is a biturbo 4.6 liter V8 adapted from the Porsche 918 Spyder.

Porsche 963 LMDh 24 Hours of Le Mans 2023

Regarding the hybrid system, understand the electricity, remember that in LMDh, it is common to all prototypes that meet this category. As for the chassis of the Porsche 963 LMDh, it is produced by Multimatic, one of the four connected by ACO and FIA along with Dallara, Ligier and Oreca chassis.

Porsche 963 LMDh 24 Hours of Le Mans 2023

Finally, the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2023 (June 10 and 11) will see LMDh and LMH compete for the “holy grail”, namely the unique trophy of a century, which will be awarded to the winner of the best motor. race in the world. Additionally, this prestigious trophy will be on display on Sunday, September 25, as part of the Chantilly Art & Elegance event. Find, below at the end of this article, other photos of the Porsche 963 LMDh on the track at Daytona International Speedway where it will start, next year, in competition during the 24 Hours of Daytona (January 26 to 29).

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