Strakka Racing has agreed a long-term sportscar partnership with Dome, in which the two will work together to develop, bring to market and race a brand new 'cost-capped' LMP2 coupe prototype endurance race car - the Strakka Dome S103, it has been announced.

The first Strakka Dome S103, which will be powered by a Nissan VK45 4.5-litre V8 LMP2 petrol engine, will contest the entire FIA World Endurance Championship next year, pending approval of the Selection Committee.

"Our new partnership with Dome signals an exciting new chapter in the history of Strakka Racing and reinforces our commitment to sportscar racing," said Dan Walmsley, Strakka Racing team manager.

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"Following the difficult decision not to compete in the remaining races of the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship, we've focussed on the engineering challenge of building and testing a brand new car ahead of the start of the 2014 season, with the opening race of the WEC only five months away.

"It's a very tight schedule, but between Strakka Racing and Dome, we're confident we have the best team of skilled engineers to hit our targets and to debut a fast, reliable and competitive car."

Hiroshi Fushida, president of Dome, added: "We are delighted to team up with Strakka Racing, in a partnership that will enable our cutting-edge designed S103 become reality and race on tracks all over the world. Strakka Racing's results at Le Mans and performances in both the Le Mans Series and World Endurance Championship racing have impressed us, and our joint sportscar racing expertise will enable us to maximise the car's full potential. We are confident the Strakka Dome S103 will become a very competitive and desirable cost-capped LMP2 race car."