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Porsche’s new 919 Hybrid
Mar26

Porsche’s new 919 Hybrid

Porsche has revealed its updated 919 Hybrid FIA WEC on the eve of the pre-season prologue of Paul Ricard in France, showing off three distinct color schemes – red, black and white – that will be used at the Le Mans 24 Hour. The German manufacturer confirmed it will switch to the highest of the four energy categories in the LMP1 class. The performance of the energy recovery system was able to be increased by around...

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Le Mans poster and entry list revealed
Feb05

Le Mans poster and entry list revealed

Entries for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hour and the FIA World Endurance Championship, plus the poster for this year’s 83rd running of the classic French enduro were revealed today in Paris by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. Fifty-six cars will take part at Le Mans which is the third round of the FIA WEC championship. Cars are divided up into four categories: 14 LM P1s (Le Mans Prototype 1) 20 LM P2s (Le Mans prototype 2), 9 LM...

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New Porsche hits the track
Jan17

New Porsche hits the track

Porsche broke through to take their first FIA WEC win at the season-closing race in Bahrain last year but he legendary German sportscar manufacturer are not resting on their laurels. Porsche has revealed its new car which will do battle against Audi, Toyota and newcomer Nissan in 2014. Extensive testing with the second generation of Porsche’s Le Mans prototype will begin on January 18, on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit. As scheduled,...

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The FIA WEC hits “Motown”
Jan13

The FIA WEC hits “Motown”

With the world’s automotive media and every major manufacturer on the planet converging on Detroit for this year’s North American International Auto Show, this week has been a busy time for the FIA World Endurance Championship and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO). The championship has quickly become the showcase for key manufacturers to showcase technology on a global basis with the ACO’s rule book encouraging...

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Porsche returns to victory lane
Dec01

Porsche returns to victory lane

After returning to LM P1 competition in 2014, Porsche has finished off the year in the best possible way by taking victory in the Six Hours of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Leib took the No.14 Porsche 919 Hybrid to victory in what was a a bittersweet day for the German manufacturer. Pole sitter Mark Webber crashed the No.20 Porsche with 26 minutes remaining, bringing out the safety car and and early end to the...

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