AMG.Tzan wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:13 am
Wow such a nice Porsche LMP-2 car
Although LMDh will give many manufacturers the chance to run cheap programs and still compete for the win at Le Mans, I get the feeling that LMDh and Hypercars will look so much different! I thought LMDh will give the design freedom to manufacturers like Hypercar does!
I mean look at Peugeot! The car looks so much different from anything we've ever seen before and that's a nice thing, since that's what the Hypercar rules were meant to do! Make cars look more like road going hypercars!
I guess Lawrence Stroll scrapping Aston Martin's Hypercar program robbed us of a nice new breed of cars...! After that everyone went to LMDh and ACO had to accept the Hypercar-LMDh equalization!
That was my thought as well. Pessimistically I see this heading in the direction of the LMP2. Very airo dominated cars where they have to cap the engines. And then they wonder about the lack of overtakes.
Which is more or less the opposite of what I would like, a revival of group C or Can Am type of monsters which where only limited by the guts of the driver.
I think they should define a minimum aerodynamic cross-section in the plane say 10 cm or so before the rear wheels. That would prevent them from digging into the body tho get the maximum flow to the diffusor. And increase the width requirements for the cockpit.
Otherwise every car will end up looking like a vacuum-wrapped single seater.