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 |  Jan 03 2014, 10:32 AM

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Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo recently commented that he’d like to see his Prancing Horse brand competing in the top tier at Le Mans, and based on new photos his dream could become a reality soon.

The picture follows a recent video of a modified LaFerrari model racing around the Fiorano test track. Early speculation suggested that car would have been a new turbocharged V6 destined for Formula 1, however, there’s now the possibility it could have been a different powerplant destined for prototype racing at Le Mans.

For his part, di Montezomolo commented that, “We have won with the 458 GTE, but I also quite like the idea of racing at Le Mans in the highest category: who knows, maybe one day we can return and win, say thanks and come home. Maybe we should give it some serious consideration…”

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If Ferrari were to enter  the P1 prototype racing class at Le Mans it wouldn’t likely be until the 2016 season, though by then the field would be increasingly competitive. Along with the dominant Audi team, Toyota has been competing for the past several years and both automakers will be joined by Porsche this coming season.

Ferrari has won Le Mans outright nine times, with the last win coming in 1965.

See more photos of the Ferrari Le Mans prototype at the link below.

[Source: AutoSprint]

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  • Alfie

    Sweet Jebus!

  • Moby

    It wouldn’t be able to compete in P1 looking like that. It’s missing key features the R18 and TS030 have.

  • George

    Now that I have really looked at this Ferrari LaFerrari it is NOT a Le Mans Prototype, I am 95% sure it is a Ferrari LaXX or a Ferrari LaFerrari XX.