A year after announcing its intention to compete with its own Le Mans Hypercar race car in the new Hypercar class at the FIA World Endurance Championship, ByKolles Racing has unveiled its competitor over the weekend and completed an initial jolt test.
The initial tremor occurred at Zweibrücken Airport in Germany, with French racing driver Christoph Bauchut behind the wheel.
The Bicols did not say whether they would be ready in time for any race in the 2022 WEC season, although the German squad has announced plans to compete on behalf of Van Wall. Van Wall was a British racing team that counted Stirling Moss and Lotus founder Colin Chapman among its drivers and won the 1958 Formula One Constructors Championship.
There has been a separate effort to revive the VanWall name in the UK, and this has led to some controversy over whether the Bycoles will be able to race under this name. Daily sports car The European Union’s intellectual property office is in the process of determining the matter, the report said on Saturday.
Coles Le Mans Hypercar Race Car
The ByKolles LMH Racer drives a naturally ambitious Gibson V-8 rated at approximately 700 hp and weighs about 2,270 pounds with the ballast according to the rules of performance.
If the car is ready in time for the 2023 WEC season, it will compete with LMH cars from Ferrari, Glykenhouse, Peugeot and Toyota. Rival Le Mans Daytona hybrid race cars are also eligible for WEC’s Hypercar class, which means the ByKolles car could potentially compete with Alpine, Audi, BMW, Cadillac and Porsche’s LMDh cars. LMH cars also qualify for the Grand Turing Prototype Class of the IMSA SportsCar Championship, with its first season in 2023.
ByKolles has previously announced plans to launch one version of its LMH car for track enthusiasts and another for road use. The track car was previously announced to run on the same engine as the race car, though with a lower 650-hp output, and it was said to be carrying only 2,094 pounds due to lack of ballast. The road car was said to be coming with a V-8 enhanced by a hybrid system to generate a total of 1,000 hp. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Grading, development is being conducted at the headquarters of Bykoles in Germany