The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) launched a new sport-prototype category in 2015 – named LM P3. This category makes it easier to access endurance racing as it has fewer budgetary, technical, driving and operational constraints than the LM P2, all the while benefitting from great safety. Six manufacturers were chosen to build the chassis, which is mandatorily closed – Ginetta, Onroak Automotive for the Ligier brand, Adess, Dome, Riley, and Norma – and one unique powertrain made up of the Nissan V8 atmospheric engine with 420 horsepower and an X-trac gearbox.
LM P3 Category
LM P3 World League
In 2017, LM P3 cars have many playing fields in Europe, Asia and the United States. Given the enthusiasm of the teams and drivers, the ACO announced last June the creation of the LM P3 World League, whose aim is to reunite all the LM P3 championships and to organise a super-finale for the best teams worldwide.