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Can The Porsche 919 Hybrid EVO Beat The Nurburgring Lap Record

By   June 11, 2018

Porsche 919 Hybrid EVO

Porsche 919 Hybrid EVO

Porsche currently owns both the production car lap record of the Nürburgring, with the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS, and the overall record, with the Porsche 956. Back in 1983 an overall record of 6:11:13 was set by Stefan Bellof driving the 956.

Porsche is currently taking the 919 Hybrid on a world tour after retiring from its third straight 24 Hours of Le Mans overall victory. The Porsche 919 Hybrid EVO is extremely fast. Just how fast is it? The prototype has managed a quicker time than a Formula 1 car around Spa.

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Porsches Everywhere At Rennsport Reunion V

By   September 28, 2015

Porsche 911 GT1

Porsche 911 GT1

This past weekend was Rennsport Reunion V. The event was the place to be for any Porsche enthusiast as historic competition machines from the automaker took to Laguna Seca.

The amount of cars in the Monterey Peninsula from the German performance manufacture was simply staggering. Just about everywhere you looked in or around Laguna Seca was a Porsche.

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Will Mark Webber Bike To Le Mans?

By   May 7, 2015

Mark Webber

Mark Webber

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is just over one month away and already Mark Webber is getting questions about the famed endurance race. You may know that the former Formula 1 star is and huge bicyclist. In fact if you follow him on Twitter, you’ll see the above image of him riding a bike.

He is also a very good driver for Porsche. So far this season in the Wold Endurance Championship (WEC), his team has been very quick in their 919 Hybrid, but have had problems that have kept then from victory. However, with Le Mans just a few weeks away, Porsche’s chief endurance racing rival, Audi, may be sweating bullets. With how well Mark has been driving they will look for any advantage that they can find.

Click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article) to find out what a bike ride, Mark Webber and Le Mans have to do with each other .

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5 Reasons Porsche Will Win At Le Mans In 2015

By   June 18, 2014

Porsche 919 Hybrid at Le Mans

Porsche 919 Hybrid at Le Mans

As you likely already know, Porsche did not manage to get a victory at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans. Their return to the top level of competition had them watch fellow Volkswagen Group owned Audi get their 13th overall Le Mans win.

Immediately after the race Porsche was already thinking about 2015 and here are the 5 reasons why we think they will win the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans.

  1. Leading in 2014: For a large portion of the final stages of the 2014 race, the Porsche 919 Hybrid was in the lead and it likely would have won had it not been for engine problems.
  2. Engineers: The main thing that prevented Porsche from winning or at least fighting to the very last lap was engine failure. You know that Porsche Engineers are already working on improvements to make this less likely to happen again.
  3. Experience: It has been 16 years since Porsche has competed at the top level at Le Mans, so for some involved this may have been their first experience at the endurance race. This would even include some of the drivers. While some had plenty of experience a few others, like Mark Webber, have never driven in this type of race and will get even better (not that they performance poorly to begin with).
  4. New Regulations: Next year will likely bring new regulation and Porsche has a history of being able to adapt to change. This could help as others may have more of a struggle meeting any new rules.
  5. Improvements: The Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 car was brand new for this season. As this year goes on the racing team will learn from the year and will further improve the car going into next season.

So, those are the reasons that we think Porsche will win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015, but what do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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