The “Le Mans Prototype 2” (LM P2) category is exclusively reserved for private teams, independent from manufacturers and/or engine suppliers.
The LM P2 have similar characteristics to the LM P1 (monocoque carbon chassis) all the while respecting the cost criteria imposed by the regulations.
Several manufacturers offer chassis which answer the current LM P2 regulations, such as the Alpine A460, Oreca 05, Ligier JS P2, and BR01 for closed chassis, and the Gibson 015S and Morgan LM 2 for the older, open chassis.
Three engines, Honda, Judd and Nissan are homologated to equip LM P2 chassis built before 2017.
From the 2017 season, new LM P2 regulations will limit the number of LM P2 chassis manufacturers to four, which will be compulsorily closed: Dallara, Onroak Automotive (Ligier JS P217), Oreca, Riley/Multimatic.
Gibson Technology will be the only engine supplier.
In 2016, the LM P2 are eligible in the following series:
- FIA World Endurance Championship & the 24 Hours of Le Mans
- European Le Mans Series (main category)
- IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (in the Prototype category)
- Asian Le Mans Series (main category)
Mininum 900kg weight
Maximum engine capacity: 5’000 cm³ and maximum 8 cylinders for atmospheric engines, 3’200 cm³ and maximum 6 cylinders for supercharged engines (mono-turbo), or 2’500 cm³ for supercharged Diesel engines.
The engine must be homologated and come from the series.