One of many meanest-sounding automobiles racing on the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend gained’t essentially be the one you’d anticipate. Whereas sure, NASCAR’s Storage 56 Camaro entry is certain to show heads in methods solely a NASCAR V8 can, over yonder within the Le Mans hypercar class paddock is one other far-from stealthy contender: Cadillac’s V-Collection.R.
We simply caught one other video posted by the 24-hour sequence through @24heuresdumans on TikTok (hyperlink above) of Cadillac’s electric-to-V8 occasion in motion and it sounds simply as heavenly because it earlier than. (If we may, most of us right here would play it on repeat.)
These hybrid hypercars take off from pit lane using the electrical portion of the advanced hybrid system — indicated by the high-pitch electrical whine earlier than drivers principally dump the clutch (through a easy button) and interact the ICE half of issues. Positive, the opposite producers set to compete within the LMDh class in simply three days can placed on a good present, however Cadillac’s 5.5L V8 outright steals it.
In a world the place each automaker is shortly pivoting to electrification and synthetic engine noises, the hybrid hypercar class provides the remainder of us racing-fiends a hope for an additional future, the place we are able to have our cake and eat it too. Electrification adopted by an engine that may shake you to your very soul? Please sir, could I’ve some extra?