19 January 2015

Track debut for 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid

Extensive testing with the second generation of the Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans prototype began this week at the Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Circuit.

This marks the start of the 2015 motorsport season for the Porsche Team.

The new hybrid already had its initial roll-out at the Weissach test t rack, near Stuttgart in Germany in mid December. The next step will see several performance and endurance tests before the World Endurance Championship (WEC) season opener on 12 April at Silverstone, Northamptonshire.

The new Porsche 919 Hybrid is a comprehensive evolution of last season's successful car which marked the return of Porsche to the top class of the WEC in 2014. It features the same drivetrain concept consisting of a 2.0- V4 turbocharged petrol engine, supplemented by an electric motor powering the front wheels, and two energy recovery systems.