Le Mans Hypercar-derived Vanwall Vandervell 1000 begins testing

German racing team ByKolles has given a first look at its new hypercar derived from its Le Mans Hypercar race car which is set to enter the 2023 World Endurance Championship.

This week, the hypercar began testing near ByKolles’ headquarters in Greding, Germany, where these photos were taken.

ByKolles plans to enter its LMH race car in the WEC’s Hypercars category under the brand of historic British racing team Vanwall, although it’s not entirely certain whether the car will actually race under that name, d especially as there is a separate effort in the UK to revive the Vanwall name.

ByKolles Le Mans Hypercar Race Car

The original Vanwall was a British racing team that counted Stirling Moss and Lotus founder Colin Chapman among its drivers and won the Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship in 1958.

Despite the ambiguity of using the Vanwall name, ByKolles continues to develop its LMH race car under the Vanwall brand. The car is officially known as the Vanwall Vandervell LMH. The road version is called the Vanwall Vandervell 1000, the number signifying a targeted output of 1000 bhp.

ByKolles did not provide any information next to the photos of the Vanwall Vandervell 1000 posted on the social model. The team has already announced plans to release a version of its LMH race car for track enthusiasts and another for the road. The track car was previously announced to run the same engine as the race car, a Gibson V-8, and it would also weigh just 2,094 pounds due to a lack of ballast the race car would have. need to transport. according to the rules of the balance of performance. The road car was supposed to feature a V-8 augmented with a hybrid system to generate a total of 1,000 hp.

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