Porsche Returns to Le Mans in 2014

Posted on 30. Jun, 2011 by in Porsche Canada

Development Program Confirmed for LMP1 Sports Prototype

ATLANTA — Jun 30, 2011 — Porsche earnings to Le Mans with a works-run LMP1 sports prototype. The initial tour of a totally new grown competition automobile is designed for a year 2014. With 16 altogether victories, Porsche is a many successful manufacturer in Le Mans. The many new win was in 1998 with a Porsche 911 GT1.

Motorsport was always an essential partial of a Porsche brand, emphasises Matthias Mller, President of a Executive Board during Porsche AG. So for us it was usually a matter of time before we returned as a bureau to a tip joining of racing. Porsches successes in Le Mans are unrivalled. We wish to follow adult on this with a 17th undisguised victory.

With a RS Spyder sports antecedent that was run with good success from 2006 to 2008 by a factory-backed Penske Racing group in a USA and to 2010 by several patron teams worldwide, Porsche has set a benchmark recently in a LMP2 category. With a RS Spyder we valid that a motorsport engineers in Weissach are during a forefront, says Wolfgang Hatz, Board Member for Research and Development during Porsche AG. For instance, we were a initial to run a high-revving competition engine with approach fuel injection, DFI, environment new standards in opening and efficiency. Recently, with a 911 GT3 R Hybrid, we adopted a totally new expostulate record for racing functions and achieved a substantial rebate in consumption.

Hartmut Kristen, Head of Porsche Motorsport, is already prepared for one of a many severe growth programmes in a companys history. Were looking brazen to a charge of building new technologies and to continue on with a success of a Porsche RS Spyder. After a end of a works-supported sports antecedent programme in a American Le Mans Series we have kept adult with a latest technological advances. Now we will start with minute investigate in sequence to weigh a several judgment alternatives for a new car. These apparently count on how a regulations for a year 2014 demeanour in detail. In principle, these regulations are engaging for us since a formation of a hybrid record in a car judgment is one probable option.

Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood claimed a initial altogether feat for Porsche in 1970 with a mythological 917 short-tail. The 16th and by now final altogether win was cumulative by Laurent Aiello, Stphane Ortelli and Allan McNish in 1998 with a 911 GT1. In a years 2008 and 2009, a Porsche RS Spyder sports antecedent won a pretension in a LMP2 category.

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Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), formed in Atlanta, Ga. is a disdainful U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, a Cayenne SUV and Panamera Gran Turismo. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned auxiliary of Porsche AG, that is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who yield parts, service, selling and training for 195 dealers. They, in turn, work to yield Porsche business with a best-in-class knowledge that is in gripping with a brands 63-year story and care in a enrichment of car performance, reserve and efficiency. At a core of this success is Porsches unapproachable racing birthright that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date.

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Contact: Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Nick Twork
Manager, Product Communications
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