Shortly after Toyota and Peugeot unveiled their Le Mans Hypercar racers, ByKolles Racing has pulled the wraps off its own competitor for the exciting new endurance class.
Dubbed the PMC Project, ByKolles Racing’s hypercar won’t just compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship but will also spawn road-legal and track-special variants.
Driving the ByKolles PMC Project race car is a naturally aspirated V8 engine that will be capped at approximately 700 hp in line with Balance of Performance rules. Interestingly, both the Peugeot and Toyota competitors have hybrid systems. The PMC Project will tip the scales at 2,292 lbs (1,039 kg).
The track car will also be powered by a naturally aspirated V8, albeit with a 650-hp output and a weight of only 2,094 pounds, while the road-legal version will utilize a hybrid system alongside the V8 to deliver a combined 1,000 hp. The car’s engine will be capable of running on biofuel and the racing team is targeting a total weight of 2,204 lbs (1,000 kg).
Images of the three variations show that the Le Mans racing car and the track model will look virtually identical with a prominent front splitter, sharp headlights, a large roof scoop, and a prominent sharkfin connected to a towering rear wing. The road-legal model is also very similar to the track models but ditches the sharkfin and rear wing.
The Le Mans car and the track model will both feature a single seat mounted at the center, while the street car might add an additional seat, or even two.
The 2021 Le Mans Hypercar class will see the ByKolles Racing PMC Project competing against the Toyota GR010 Hybrid and the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 007; Peugeot’s contender will make its debut in the 2022 season.