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Porsche Returns to Le Mans With Brand New 919 Hybrid Race Car

Posted By Marc Carter On December 18, 2013 @ 5:54 pm In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,News | No Comments

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It’s been 16 years since a Porsche [2] competed in the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans [3] race, but next year the automaker is set to return with a hot new car that could just might dominate the competition. Last weekend Porsche unveiled its new LMP1 919 Hybrid racer, which one ups the 918 Spyder [4] with a new hybrid powertrain.

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The 919 Hybrid is powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine and a pair of electric motors [6]. With an engine half the size of the engines used by other cars in the race, the 919 Hybrid will use its electric motors to give it the power it needs, but not at the expense of fuel efficiency [7] or emissions.

Wolfgang Hatz, Board Member for Research and Development at Porsche [8] AG, stated, “The vehicle name 919 hybrid follows on from the tradition of the Le Mans-winning 917, but it is also with a view to the 918 Spyder [4], and acknowledges the company’s embarkation into the hybrid future. With hybrid sports cars like the Cayenne as a SUV, the Grand Touring Panamera, and the 918 Spyder three-liter super sportscar, we are on the right track.”

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[3] 24 Hours of Le Mans: http://www.lemans.org/en/

[4] 918 Spyder: http://inhabitat.com/porsches-upcoming-918-spyder-hybrid-packs-more-than-770-horsepower-while-getting-78-mpg/

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[7] fuel efficiency: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=fuel+efficiency

[8] Porsche: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=porsche

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