Spy Shots: Is this the Ferrari LMP1 race car?

Ferrari has not raced a prototype at Le Mans since 1973 and the last time it won the race was way back in 1965.

Looks like Ferrari is soon making a comeback as a mystery prototype of a Ferrari LaFerrari has been caught in Italy.

The prototype looks very similar to the production LaFerrari, but comes with a wider body, different rear end, new diffuser, extra air intakes, huge rear wing, new front splitter, dual canards, centre-locking racing wheels and a large roof scoop feeding the engine.

The prototype also has a small yellow triangle on its flanks, known to signify an electric drive system. Latest LMP1 rules mandate the use of hybrid technology, though the Formula 1 is also going hybrid this year, meaning this could be a test bed for Formula 1 engine as well, but very unlikely…

The proportions are very similar to current LMP1 cars so it is very likely Ferrari is making a comeback soon.

Recently Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo also suggested a return to top-level racing at Le Mans so chances are very high that this is the early stage prototype for a new Ferrari LMP1 racer.

Ferrari is not the only one as it main rival Porsche is also making a comeback to Le Mans with a 919 Hybrid.


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