InMotion Announces Hybrid LMP1 Contender for 2016

InMotion LMP1 Concept for 2016

It’s still just a concept, at this stage, but what a concept! The car you see here is being called the InMotion IM01, and the sexy, slinky, and slippery-looking race car is expected to compete against the established LMP1 teams of Porsche, Toyota, and Audi at the 2016 24 Hr. Nürburging race before going to LeMans in the experimental “Garage 56” grid spot.

Like most modern LMP contenders, the InMotion IM01 is set to feature advanced hybrid-electric technology, combining a Wankel-style rotary generator with 4 in-wheel electric motors. Those motors would be individually controlled by advanced software to maximize grip in every corner of every lap, regardless of the weather.

If InMotion’s LMP1 contender comes together in time, the company’s wind-tunnel boffins are projecting a top speed in excess of 220 MPH.

So, do any of you think InMotion has a better chance of taking on the big boys as Perrinn Or, for that matter, Porsche? Do you think they’ll make it past the 24 minute mark if they do make it to LeMans 2016? Let us know what you think, in the comments.


Source | Images: InMotion, via TechVehi.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.