Lamborghini targeting Le Mans return, possible LMP1 program

The No. 69 Lamborghini Murcilelago R-SV competes at the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans.

While set to debut the new Super Trofeo and GT3 versions of the Huracan next year, Lamborghini not only has set its sights on GT racing but also a return to Le Mans and potential move to LMP1 ranks in the future as well.

Giorgio Sanna, Lamborghini’s motorsport coordinator and lead development driver, laid out the Italian manufacturer’s ambitions in a recent interview with Top Gear.

"I not only want to participate in Le Mans, I want to win," Sanna said. "Our racing program and budget currently extends to 2018. F1 is completely out of our mind because VW is not interested.

"But endurance racing is a very good program, and we have to look at LMP1. But we have to grow step by step."

The LMP1 class currently sees involvement from both Audi and Porsche, with a third brand under the Volkswagen Group umbrella appearing to be unlikely at this stage.

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But with speculation continuing on Audi’s potential departure for F1, it could leave the door open for Lamborghini to make the step up in the mid-term.

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