Built to celebrate 60 years of the 911, Porsche have presented a new lightweight special the 911 S/T. Designed as a road-biased 911 with the 518 hp engine from the GT3 RS and a manual gearbox, the S/T channels a similar philosophy as the 991-generation 911 R. It forgoes the RS’s eight-speed PDK in favour of a six-speed manual transmission combined with bespoke lightweight drivetrain components.
Lamborghini are getting back into endurance racing with their new LMDh-class racer called the SC63. Designed for both the European WEC and American ISMA racing series, Lamborghini will join other rivals such as Ferrari, BMW, Porsche, Peugeot and Toyota as this class of endurance racing increases in popularity.
The V8 engine is the first ever designed from scratch by the brand motorsports arm Lamborghini Squadra Corse. It features a 90-degree V-angle with both the turbochargers positioned down low by the sides of the block to optimise the centre of gravity. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an Xtrac seven-speed transmission.
New Ferrari KC23 comes out of the Special Projects division as a tailor made one-off supercar based on the 488 GT3 race car. The design of the KC234 was handled in house at Ferrari’s Styling Centre and features many of the 488 GT3’s aero characteristics. These include a big removable rear wing, underbody diffuser, movable aero devices behind the front wheels and fully-adjustable suspension.