Three times Le Mans winning automobile on open roads in Germany

Posted on 25. Oct, 2018 by in Porsche Canada

Escorted and authorized by a authorities, Mark Webber and Marc Lieb eliminated dual Le Mans prototypes from Porsche’s investigate and growth centre in Weissach to a Museum in Zuffenhausen. The dual drivers did 25 kilometres from a Porschestraße 911 to a Porscheplatz 1 – handling together some-more than 2000 HP in open traffic. Part of a acquire rite for a successful racing cars was a reading from a book “Legendary – The Porsche 919 Hybrid Project”, that will get on a markets in December. The reading was achieved by Dietmar Wunder, obvious as a German voice of Daniel Craig, alias James Bond 007.

Mark Webber (42, Australia) was during a circle of a 919 Evo, that provides a complement outlay of 1160 HP. The Evo is a 919’s ultimate growth step with that Neel Jani pennyless Formula One’s subordinate record during Spa-Francorchamps in Apr 2018 and Timo Bernhard set an comprehensive lane record during a Nürburgring-Nordschleife in June. Webber, a nine-times Formula One Grand Prix leader and Word Endurance Champion with a Porsche 919 Hybrid in 2015, said: “It was kind of crazy though fun to hoop a savage in open trade in Germany. Typical Porsche to try and to conduct something cold like this. The 919 and a years in a FIA World Endurance Championship meant a lot to me. It was an honour to move a 919 Evo home now.”

A good culmination for a 919 Hybrid

Marc Lieb (38) gathering a second Porsche 919 Hybrid in a spec it used to competition in a FIA World Endurance Championship, WEC for short. “Today’s expostulate was a really good culmination for Porsche, a 919 and for me personally”, he commented happily. Stuttgart-born Lieb won a Le Mans 24 Hours and a universe championship with a 919 in 2016. “Every day we take tools of this track from my residence in Ludwigsburg to get to work in a Weissach office. Being in my Cayenne, from now on we will always remember how it looked from a 919’s many reduce chair position.”


Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, 2018, Porsche AG

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo

Fritz Enzinger, Vice President LMP1, handed over a cars to Achim Stejskal, a Porsche Museum’s director. “I categorically wish to appreciate a authorities for enabling a 919’s final business trip”, Enzinger emphasised. “For a whole group this move-in to a museum outlines a finish of a really special era. Three Le Mans victories and a sum of 6 universe championship titles from 2015 to 2017 with a successful record attempts during Spa and during a Nordschleife in 2018 being a topping on a cake – we only can't ask for more. A large appreciate we to a executive house and to a Porsche and Piëch families for their good support. The new book ‘Legendary’ and a coffee-table book tell and uncover a practice and achievements of a LMP1 team. This means a lot to me.”

‘Tribute Tour’ 2018

Team Principal Andreas Seidl was also pleased: “With a 919 Hybrid plan we could try a fields of record for Porsche and showcase a opening complicated hybrid record provides. Ultimately this was achieved by a path annals of a ‘919 Evo’ on a 2018 ‘Tribute Tour’. At this indicate my special interjection go to a partners. Without them, we could not have financed a programme. The final miles on open roads now tighten a LMP1 section for us und we spin a page: Porsche faces a new plea of e-mobility for highway going and racing cars. We accept really certain feedback for a Formula E opening during a finish of 2019. This is an additional boost of proclivity to once again hunt for a limits.”


Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo (left), Porsche 919 Hybrid, 2018, Porsche AG

The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo (left) and Porsche 919 Hybrid on a road

Back in 2011, a Porsche executive house motionless to lapse to a World Endurance Championship and to Le Mans with a category 1 prototype. The means to take this step were a new insubordinate regulations that compulsory hybrid appetite trains from 2014 onwards and offering each leisure how to govern this. Those manners had a context of applicable creation – an allure that has always desirous a company. Ferry Porsche believed in a vigour that comes from racing as a best accelerator for developments. The code is related closer to a fable of Le Mans than any other manufacturer. The many new undisguised feat had been achieved in 1998 – that was prolonged ago and a excellence tended to fade.

On a white piece of paper a racing automobile grown that had no purpose model. Porsche competed opposite Audi and Toyota with both manufacturers being some-more gifted entering prototypes. In 2011 in Weissach, conjunction a group nor a infrastructure for a programme existed. Technical development, buildings, recruiting – all had to occur during a same time. There were throw-backs and doubts and play with a heartless collision and a initial win within minutes.

The Porsche 919 Hybrid that had been combined underneath formidable resources became a record winner. Since 2017, after a third uninterrupted success, Porsche has 19 Le Mans altogether wins to a total – and 3 titles in both, a drivers’ and a manufacturers’ universe championships. The 2018 record-breaking debate truly done a automobile legendary. The YouTube video of Timo Bernhard’s path on a Nordschleife has strike 3 million views.


Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, Porsche Museum Zuffenhausen, 2018, Porsche AG

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo in front of a Porsche Museum Zuffenhausen

The Porsche 919 Hybrid was a rolling laboratory for destiny technologies. In WEC specifications it generated around 900 HP (662 kW) complement outlay from a compress two-litre V4 turbo petrol engine (almost 500 HP/368 kW) in multiple with dual opposite appetite liberation systems – stop appetite from a front spindle and empty energy. While a explosion engine gathering a back axle, an e-motor powered a front spindle with over 400 HP (294 kW). The appetite generated from a brakes and a empty was temporarily stored in a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. Especially a system’s 800-Volt record incited out to be a colonize for a quite electric sports cars from Porsche that come on a markets in 2019.

For a record-breaking Evo version, a hardware in a drivetrain remained inexperienced though liberated of a regulations’ restrictions: Without stipulations on appetite from fuel and liberation systems, now a 919 could uncover what it had got. Keeping a common fuel (with 20 per cent bio-ethanol), program updates led to a complement outlay of 1160 PS. Everything what wasn’t indispensable for a singular quick path was taken off a automobile – shortening a weight by 39 kilograms to 849 kilograms. Active aerodynamic devices, a brake-by-wire complement for all wheels and – given a aloft aerodynamic army – stronger suspensions and specifically grown Michelin tyres also helped to boost performance.

The storybook has got 272 a print book has 340 pages. From Dec 2018 on they will be accessible (English and German language) as a gold in book trade as good as in a Porsche Museum (ISBN 978-3-667-11554-6) during a cost of 68.00 EUR.

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