To reinforce the endurance pyramid put in place by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest since 1999, the Club launched a new sports prototype category in 2015 to help teams and drivers access endurance racing – the LM P3 category.

The philosophy behind this car is to reduce budgetary, technical, driver and running costs constraints to the minimum. The sales price of a complete new car has been capped at 206 000 euros (tax not included).

The LM P3 is a closed car and the ACO has selected five constructors to make the chassis and bodywork (Ginetta, Ligier, Adess, Dome and Riley) and a single power train consisting of a normally aspirated 420 bhp V8 Nissan engine coupled to an X-Trac gearbox.