ByKolles Racing has outlined their commitment to the Le Mans Hypercar’s introduction in 2021 with their programme.
The 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship will introduce the replacement for the outgoing LMP1 category in the form of Le Mans Hypercars (LMH).
Amongst Peugeot, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus and Toyota GAZOO Racing, ByKolles hinted their interest into this top-tier category a while back, having taking part in the LMP1 category amongst various WEC/Le Mans rounds.
They detail the PMC Project LMH to connect their on-track efforts at the WEC rounds and reflect their pedigree into more production-focused models (although retaining a bespoke lineup).
In comparison, SCG’s 007 LMH will be a race version fitting amongst their production lineup of supercars.
Toyota are looking to base their LMH on an upcoming production supercar called the GR Super Sport.
Their PMC Project LMH details three different variants that will be the focal in this project which are:
The LMH race version – using a normally aspirated 700 hp V8 engine and weighing (in race condition with ballast) at 1040 kg. The powertain is expected to total out 1000 hp.
The LMH trackday version – with a 650 hp V8 engine and weighing in at 950 kg.
The LMH road car – will combine a hybrid system with an V8 engine with a total system power of approximately 1000 hp fitted to a chassis (weighing approx.1000kg in order to meet the design target of 1 to 1 kg to hp).
The road engine itself will be mapped for bio-fuel usage too.
The LMH (race) variant is expected to make its debut in the 2021 WEC season.