Plans for the next generation of Le Mans prototypes to take their styling cues from road-going sports cars appear to have been abandoned. The future of the LMP1 division is for “real prototypes”, according to Le Mans sporting director Daniel Poissenot. He said new rules to be announced in June would “concern only safety and performance”.
Poissenot appeared to leave the door open for any manufacturer wanting to build a car to what became known as the ‘evo’ rules. Chevrolet is known to have undertaken a feasibility study on a Corvette-lookalike prototype.