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    Name the WEC/FIA/ACO new 'hypercar' series

    Several stories regarding WEC/FIA/ACO's 2020/21 new top series...

    https://www.motorsport.com/wec/news/...ified/4309635/

    https://www.motorsport.com/wec/news/...rules/4309462/

    https://racer.com/2018/12/05/imsa-sa...s-down-on-dpi/

    https://racer.com/2018/12/05/fia-app...r-regulations/

    Link to FIA 'rules' here
    https://www.fia.com/regulation/category/118

    Tidbits:
    - IC output limited to 680 horsepower, motor/generator to 260 hp. Petrol 4 stroke piston engines only (no diesel, rotaries)
    - production based and pure race engines allowed with differing rules
    - Success ballast will be utilized
    - Motor/generator must be for sale....at a mere 3 million Euros !!!!
    - Moveable aero devices (one front, one rear) will be allowed


    Best of all, FIA will solicit fan input for the name of the new top series. Have at it.
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    No Audi's allowed prototypes.

    GT1

    International Championship for Makes.

    Good Luck Privateers

    Hypercar World Series.

    I wish I could say I knew and understood most of the technicals, but I don't. I do hope this actually pans out to something.

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    Cheaper Le Mans Prototype CLMP (we could call them 'clumps')


    I'm still a bit unclear on how the privateers are supposed to fit in.

    Ok, I can see a race car 'based' on the McLaren Sienna or Speedtail with a production based engine. McLaren builds (or contracts) the actual chassis/bodywork. That'd be a McLaren-McLaren.
    What about Rebellion? They have no 'production' vehicle to base the chassis on? Oreca builds the current chassis. They currently use a Gibson engine....would their 2020 car be a Rebellion-Gibson or an Oreca-Gibson?

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    An update.

    - Motor/generator must be for sale....at a mere 3 million Euros !!!!
    Pierre Fillon now says that's LEASE for $3MM Euros, not buy.
    Ah, but that's for 2 cars....

    https://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/...-manufacturer/

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    BMW says they will pass on the hypercar class for now. McLaren says an entry is unlikely.

    Glickenhaus has committed. Toyota is apparently in.

    Ferrari and Ford still unknown.

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    So four cars for "CarCar" as Graham Good and Marshall Pruett has been calling it. Might as well beg porsche to come back with their 919

    Maybe they'll ride out another year of LMP1.

    Audi should have sold to penske. that would have been so cool.
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    And now there may be three teams...

    ByKolles has announced intentions to build a 'hypercar' for 2020.

    https://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/...rcar-for-2020/

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    ORECA is at least showing some interest in 'hypercar'
    https://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/...r-involvement/

    Still no commitments but Toyota appears likely.
    Grandfathering of non-hybrid LMP1 more likely, to get enough cars.
    My cynical self says if Toyota is only 'hypercar' commitment, nonhybrid LMP1 will be 'BOPed' to ensure they're not as quick as the 'hypercar' formula.

    Costs?
    “I think the regulations are quite appealing,” he told Sportscar365. “It’s for sure decreasing the costs relative to what factory LMP1 was the last few years.
    “From a private team perspective, it’s definitely going to increase the costs a bit but still there is scope to develop something.

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    I dislike the term "hypercar". There's nothing above a supercar. 918, LaFerrari, P1 are supercars.

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