Porsche and Team Penske Team up for LMDh Program

Colin
By Colin Wood
May 4, 2021 | Porsche, IMSA, LMDh, WeatherTech, WEC, Team Penske

Photograph Courtesy Porsche

Porsche announced today an agreement to “collaborate closely in fielding the new LMDh vehicle” with Team Penske starting in 2023.

Named Porsche Penske Motorsport, the team plans to run two LMDh prototypes in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The release notes that the LMDh cars have been made available to “Porsche customer teams” who also plan to enter car in both series starting in 2023.

Said to be based on an LMP2 chassis, the cars weigh about 2200 pounds and are powered by a roughly 670-horsepower hybrid drivetrain.

Porsche and Team Penske have had previous success working together, including multiple title wins in the American Le Mans Series LMP2 class from 2006-2008 with the Porsche RS Spyder, as well as dominating the ‘70s Can-Am series with the iconic Porsche 917/30.

Porsche Penske Motorsport will operate out of Team Penske’s headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina.

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adam525i
adam525i GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/4/21 11:13 a.m.

That's exciting, wish the timeline was a bit shorter though.

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/4/21 1:02 p.m.

Oh yeah baby! Now that's a partnership I am really excited about!

350z247
350z247 Reader
5/5/21 3:25 p.m.

If only a wonderful NA V8 like the one in the RS Spyder was powering the car...

preach (fs)
preach (fs) HalfDork
5/5/21 4:10 p.m.

This combines two of my favorite things and made me love the Porsche marque. The two things you ask? Porsche and endurance racing.

I will toast when they hit their 20th win.

Team Penske like to win too so I think this will be a good relationship.

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