The concept of hypercars has changed at WECMarch 9, 2019
Changes in the regulations occur not only in Formula 1, but also in the marathon championship. So, from 2020, in addition to special racing, serial cars will also be able to participate in it, reports the publication Motosport.
Starting next year, WEC is going to abandon the LMP1 prototypes in favor of hypercars, built on the basis of production models with the appropriate revision. In winter, the organizers announced that serial engines would be installed in hypercars, in the hope that manufacturers would be interested in such a concept – this did not work.
On Thursday at a meeting of the FIA World Council of Autosport, companies such as Ferrari, Aston Martin, McLaren, and others, came up with a counter offer – to allow in the new class not only modified cars, but also road hypercars. For example, Aston Martin Valkyrie or McLaren Senna. And this proposal was approved.
So far, there are no other details on the concept of hypercars, and now it is not clear how road vehicles will be introduced into the championship regulations. Also, none of the manufacturers officially declared their desire to participate in such a race.
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