ByKolles reveals 2021 Le Mans Hypercar design

ByKolles has revealed the first definitive images of what its 2021 Le Mans Hypercar will look like

ByKolles reveals 2021 Le Mans Hypercar design

Having been part of the World Endurance Championship's top class since 2014 with the ENSO CLM P1/01 chassis, ByKolles revealed last year its intention to continue in the top category into the start of the hypercar era with an all-new design.

Now the team has shown off three different versions of what is currently labelled the 'PMC Project LMH', including track day and road car versions, that has been designed in-house at its base in Greding, Germany.

The car, whose final name has not yet been decided, will take on LMH machinery from Toyota and Glickenhaus in the 2021 WEC season, as well as a grandfathered Rebellion R-13 LMP1 car to be entered by Renault-owned Alpine.

While the road car will produce 1000bhp with the help of a hybrid system, the LMH variant will boast 700bhp from its normally-aspirated V8 engine, and will weigh in at 1040kg.

It is expected to be ready to participate in the start of the 2021 season at Sebring in March, although ByKolles has not confirmed the number of cars it intends to enter. The road car is on target to be launched in the first quarter of 2021.

Earlier today at Le Mans, series organisers revealed a condensed six-round schedule for the 2021 season.

Following the WEC's decision to abandon the winter calendar format it has used since the 2018-19 season, it was widely anticipated that the number of races would be slashed to help contain costs in the wake of the global coronavirus crisis.

"We listened to our manufacturers, teams and partners and responded with a calendar featuring fewer events than in the past to allow them all time to deal with the current economic crisis," WEC boss Gerard Neveu said.

"We will revise this upwards again in the future, as and when the health situation and the economy allows us to do so - hopefully from 2022 onwards.

"The calendar also takes into account our logistical road map as it provides our teams with the most cost-effective package possible."

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