FIA WEC: Latest BoP Measures Revealed for Le Mans 2023 Hypercar Class

    As the anticipation builds for the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans, the FIA and the ACO have released the latest Balance of Performance (BoP) measures for the World Endurance Championship’s Hypercar class. These new regulations aim to ensure a level playing field and close competition among the participating manufacturers.

    The most notable change is the introduction of a two-stage power implementation, where each Hypercar’s power output will be reduced or increased by a certain percentage after reaching 250 km/h (155 mph). This is particularly significant as Hypercar top speeds at Le Mans typically reach nearly 350 km/h.

    “Ferrari’s 499P, which has showcased some of the highest top speeds in the field, will see a 1.7% power loss above 250 km/h, while Alpine’s A424 LMDh machines will benefit from a 0.90% power increase.”

    BMW WRT’s M Hybrid V8s will also see a 0.90% power increase, and Cadillac’s V-Series.Rs will remain unchanged (0%) after the 250 km/h mark.

    Hypercar Manufacturer Updates

    • Isotta Fraschini’s Tipo 6 Competizione, making its Le Mans debut, will have a 0.90% power increase.
    • Lamborghini’s returning SC63s will see a 1.60% power decrease.
    • Peugeot’s updated 9X8 LMH will suffer a 0.70% drop in power after 250 km/h.
    • Porsche Penske’s 963 Le Mans Daytona Hypercars will also remain unchanged (0%).
    • The reigning Hypercar manufacturer champions, Toyota GAZOO Racing, will have a 0.90% power increase on their GR010 Hybrids after reaching the 250 km/h mark.

    The Le Mans action will commence with the Test Day this Sunday, June 9th, with a record-breaking 23 Hypercars set to take to the track.

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