Toyota, Ferrari and Peugot have already confirmed their intentions to run a prototype at Le Mans, with the hypercar rules allowing entries to run dual programmes in both the IMSA and WEC series’.
The Daytona Prototype that BMW is set to enter would be based on current LMP2 machinery with teams picking between four chassis options made by one of the specified manufacturers: Dallara, Oreca, Ligier and Multimatic.
Power for LMDh powertrains will be limited to produce a maximum of 500kW or 671bhp and run a rear-axle hybrid system produced by Williams Advanced Engineering.
Bodywork can be styled giving manufacturers the freedom to reflect their road-going vehicles in terms of aesthetics in their prototype designs. Aerodynamic performance is limited with a 4:1 downforce to drag ratio.