[YesAuto Other Races] Recently, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, which is responsible for the operation of the Le Mans series , officially announced its new LMP3 category, which will successively land in the European Le Mans Series in 2015 And the Asian Le Mans Series.

In terms of power, the LMP3 race car will be equipped with a V8 engine with a maximum power of approximately 420 horsepower, and is equipped with an engine management system provided by Magneti Marelli. In terms of speed, the LMP3 group car is expected to be about 2 seconds faster than most LM GTE group cars in a single lap.

All LMP3 race cars must be equipped with a FIA-certified carbon fiber chassis, closed cockpit and longitudinal spoiler. The width of the car will be the same as that of the current LMP1/LMP2 race car, while the length will be shortened by 6 inches (15 cm), and the curb weight must be controlled between 870 and 900 kg.

In addition, the price of LMP3 racing cars will not exceed 195,000 euros (approximately 1.63 million yuan), of which: 135,000 euros for the frame/chassis costs (approximately 1.13 million yuan), and 60,000 euros for the engine Cost (approximately RMB 500,000). In terms of operation, the estimated operating cost of a complete European Le Mans Series (ELMS) season will be between 350,000 and 400,000 euros. The addition of the new category will undoubtedly bring more vitality to the Le Mans series, and fans and friends will also see more exciting games. (Compilation/Auto House Guo Feng)