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Ferrari Announces LMH Factory Program!

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  3. Nembo1777

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    Never mind the Stuttgart piggie that is the enemy this thread should be ONLY for the first Ferrari factory entered Sports prototype in half a century.
     
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    Porsche is the only one of the 2023 entries that has a car. Audi, despite being a Porsche with a different engine, is already behind, and Ferrari, that has a lot more to test, won´t be ready till summer.

    ByKolles has not been even admitted for this year.
     
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    Yes but no one is preventing those who want it to start a separate WEC 23 thread.

    Let's please keep this one on the Ferrari, realise that many tifosi fans of Le Mans have been waiting for this for 50 years, specially after the 333SP never ever got a proper chance at Le Mans because Montezemolo wanted 100% focus on F1.

    This is major Ferrari history in the making. To be there in the Sarthe and to see Ferrarin win would be overwhelmingly special for me and countless others.
     
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    I think we have ZERO chance of seeing V12 in motor racing anymore (historic excepted).

    Probably that even Ferrari will give it up on road cars before long.
     
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    Understood, but discussing your "enemy" (competition to me...) in the same thread is special to many more as it is what makes the Ferrari's existence viable.....otherwise non-existent. ;)
     
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    just to have multi manufacturers including Ferrari in the WEC Topclass is a proper way to celebrate 100 years of Le Mans in 2023. According to Ferrari the Design of the Car is done and testing should start soon. there is also the new GT Family coming based on the 296 so quite a busy time for the Competizioni GT Department!
     
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    Hmmmmm....."“Ferrari has made all the cars in its history, so no choice really, this is our philosophy."

    I'd like to believe this is true.....but.....the 333SP (Dallara and Michelotto).....?.....and....."with its next-generation 296 GT3 car, which is currently under construction at ORECA".....??? Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
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    Not forgetting the 550GT Maranello GT1s built by Prodrive (Danbury, UK) for the FIA GT championship, and Le Mans. ;)
     
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    Apparently Porsche is using the hot vee Audi RS6 engine, so I suppose both prototypes will be the same with different bodywork.
     
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    Guilty as charged. Indeed I did forget. Were they built by ProDrive or just modified by them?
    Speaking of Prodrive, talking to Darren Turner prior to it's debut at Sebring in 2005, it was great to see the DBR9 whoop the Corvettes. :)
     
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    As far as I know, Prodrive were the first to see GT1 potential in the 550 Maranello, and started to built one in that configuration.
    Its initial weakness was the gearbox apparently. Prodrive pleaded with Ferrari to have it "beefed up" to their requirement, and they obliged.
    The first car was presented to Ferrari who gave the all clear for a series to be built.
    The cars and later the 575, ran in the FIA GT championships with some success.
     
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    When Ferrari chose to be involved in the top class, it just had to be in Le Mans Hypercar,” he said. “Ferrari has made all the cars in its history, so no choice really, this is our philosophy.


    “I can say our project is going ahead very fast. It’s very complicated, because the LMH is more complicated than the LMDh, but this is what we have chosen.

    “When we compete in a category, it is normal that the car has to be all Ferrari,- a coletta


    296 gt3 is made in france.. what kind of philosophy is that... i hope this new gt car will be as failure as the 488 gt is successful...
     
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    Italtecnica were the first to build a GT1 550 after Ferrari stopped the F50 GT1 and Ratel wanted to have Ferrari for his GT1 Series and he even changed the rules for Privatteams to homologate Cars without the approval or involement of the Manufactuers. The Italtecnica Maranello was quite fast but blowed up engines like hell. Sometimes even just after firing it up. French Businessman Frédéric Dor, who initially ordered one of the 550's asked Prodrive to develop a GT1 Version and the 550 Maranello GTS Project by Prodrive was concieved and funded entirely by Dor and his Care Racing Development Company without Ferraris involvement. Jean Todt even refused to accept them as Ferraris as Dor offered the Project to him for free. The 550 won the GT1 Class at Le Mans 2003, the FIA GT1 Championship in 2003 and 2004 with lots of race wins. Seeing the 550 winning let Ferrari build the 575 GT1 but with very moderate success....

    there were other Companies building racing cars based on the Maranellos but never with success as the 10 Chassis build by prodrive who (except one) have been all owned by Care Racing Development until a few years ago.
     
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    #145 Nembo1777, Feb 5, 2022
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    Enough with that: because of the new factory LMH program the capacity for the factory or Michelotto or Dallara to do this was not there, there was no other company in Italy capable of taking this on so it was either Oreca, an excellent company or no GT program at all. Think about that.

    Hugues de Chaunac, its President, is a great man, very successful with his company and very respected. I had a meeting with him in the late 80's when I was racing and was really impressed.
    I just know this will be an impeccably executed program so sit back and admire the work.
     
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    Enough with that??? Bulldinky. :p
    What has any of your post to do with my curiosity about the statement “Ferrari has made all the cars in its history, so no choice really, this is our philosophy."
    I in no way demeaned Oreca. But, rather, questioned Antonella Coletta's statement; as Ferrari has not "made all the cars in it's history".....
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    Towards the end of the Daytona 24 IMSA Radio did an interview with someone from Porsche motorsport about the LMDh engine and he confirmed it actually was not based on a road engine. I am blanking on the name of the person they were interviewing. I think it must have been 1-2 hours before the end of the race.
     
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    Well perhaps I was hasty and did not read your post in detail but there have been several annoying anti Oreca comments here and people need to realize there was no other option so don't blame them for having been chosen they deserve it. Lamenting the fact that no Italian company was available for the job is rather pointless.
     
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    Teaser of the Cadillac GTP car. If it looks anything like this we are in for a real treat. Oddly enough GTP is more of what I expected to see from Hypercar than what Hypercar is.

     
  24. DeSoto

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    GTP is a rebranding of the "prototype class" (LMH+LMDh) for the IMSA, but I don´t know if there are going to be any differences with ACO´s prototypes.
     

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