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Porsche 919 Hybrid

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A race car produced by Porsche.


The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Automotive Industries page on 17 March 2019, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Porsche 919 Hybrid is a sports-prototype racing car constructed by the German car manufacturer Porsche for use in the Le Mans Prototype 1-Hybrid (LMP1-H) category of the FIA World Endurance Championship for factory-supported hybrid-powered cars. It is the first sports-prototype built by Porsche since the RS Spyder that raced until 2010, the first sports-prototype built by Porsche to compete in a top category of sportscar racing since the 1998 Porsche 911 GT1-98 and Porsche LMP1-98 and the first sports-prototype to be raced by Porsche as a racing team since the Porsche 911 GT1-98 and Porsche LMP1-98.

The 919 Hybrid uses a 2.0 L four-cylinder turbocharged engine with a battery-based hybrid system. The car made its competitive debut at the 2014 6 Hours of Silverstone, the opening round of the 2014 season. The 919 Hybrid project was discontinued at the end of the 2017 season to allow Porsche to focus on entering Formula E.

The 919 nomenclature is a reference to the successful Porsche 917 race car of the 1970s, and the Porsche 918 street car that debuted in 2013.


2017 Porsche 919 Hybrid 2017: Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley, and Earl Bamber
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4 March 2014Porsche 919 Hybrid - 2014 LMP1 Le Mans Racer Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
29 March 2014Porsche 919 Hybrid Testing At Paul Ricard - Photos Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey

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