Porsche has been forced to push back the rollout of its new LMDh to January after initially stating it had planned to run the car for the first time in December.
The German manufacturer had said in March that it had planned to do the first running with the Multimatic-built prototype before the end of the 2021, but has been forced to push back the first tests due to what it calls a ‘tight’ development schedule.
“We are facing enormous challenges due to the tight schedule of the LMDh programme,” Porsche wrote in a brief statement on social media.
“As a result, the roll-out of the Porsche LMDh will not be able to take place until early January 2022. The intensive test programme will not be affected by this.”
The statement comes shortly after Porsche revealed the first images of the hybrid prototype as part of its annual Night of Champions ceremony.
The car, which remains unnamed at time of writing, will be run in a factory effort by the Porsche Penske Motorsport operation in the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.
The German powerhouse also signed Dane Cameron and Felipe Nasr, both multiple-time IMSA prototype champions, to be part of its factory roster as Porsche ramps up to the racing debut of its LMDh in 2023.