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Apr 15

Video: Porsche returns to LMP1 with 919 Hybrid

A large topic of controversy recently, particularly in the world of Formula 1, has been whether racecars can still sound good in the future as racing series and manufacturers turn more towards greener technology.

Enter the new Porsche 919 Hybrid, which will compete in the 2014 World Endurance Championship this season (including the 24 Hours of Le Mans). Though on paper, a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine may not seem overly impressive, this new hybrid that Porsche will be using in its return to the top class of sports car racing sounds… like a racecar.

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Dec 23

SportsCars: Porsche Confirms 2014 TUSC Driver Lineup

The two-car Porsche 911 RSR effort, to be run under the Porsche North America banner, will see Nick Tandy and Richard Lietz share the wheel of the No. 911 entry, with Patrick Long and new addition Michael Christensen at the helm of the No. 912 car for the entire 11-round championship in the GT Le Mans class. (Photo: John Dagys)

The two-car Porsche 911 RSR effort, to be run under the Porsche North America banner, will see Nick Tandy and Richard Lietz share the wheel of the No. 911 entry, with Patrick Long and new addition Michael Christensen at the helm of the No. 912 car for the entire 11-round championship in the GT Le Mans class. (Photo: John Dagys)

Porsche announced Monday its lineup of works drivers for next year’s factory assault on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

The two-car Porsche 911 RSR effort, to be run under the Porsche North America banner, will see Nick Tandy and Richard Lietz share the wheel of the No. 911 entry, with Patrick Long and new addition Michael Christensen at the helm of the No. 912 car for the entire 11-round championship in the GT Le Mans class.

Dec 15

Sports Cars: Photo Gallery Of Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 Challenger

The Porsche 919 Hybrid is seen testing at Monza. (Photo: Porsche)

The Porsche 919 Hybrid is seen testing at Monza. (Photo: Porsche)

After months of testing, Porsche officially revealed their new 919 Hybrid and its six-man driver lineup Saturday at “Night of Champions.”

However, the German-based team has yet to show the LMP1 challenger in its final livery. The only photos to be released by Porsche so far have featured the car in a white and black camouflage testing wrap.

Dec 15

Sports Cars: Porsche Officially Reveals LMP1 Challenger, Driver Lineup

The Porsche 919 Hybrid is unveiled on stage at Porsche's "Night of Champions" in Weissach, Germany. (Photo: Porsche)

The Porsche 919 Hybrid is unveiled on stage at Porsche’s “Night of Champions” in Weissach, Germany. (Photo: Porsche)

Porsche officially revealed their LMP1 challenger and its complete driver lineup Saturday at its annual “Night of Champions” party held in Weissach, Germany.

The all-new 919 Hybrid will compete in the top ranks of the World Endurance Championship beginning in 2014. Porsche adds Brendon Hartley and Marc Lieb to an already impressive lineup consisting of Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and ex-Formula One driver Mark Webber.

Dec 11

SportsCars: Mark Webber Makes Porsche Testing Debut

SportsCars: Mark Webber Makes Porsche Testing Debut

Mark Webber begins testing with Porsche for FIA WEC. (Photo: Courtesy of Porsche)

With the Formula One season in the books, Mark Webber was finally able to turn his first laps aboard Porsche’s as yet unnamed LMP1 car. The Australian is still under contract to Red Bull Racing through the end of 2013, but received the team’s blessing to test in an unbranded white firesuit at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve near Portimão, Portugal.