Spa Shows What Happens When Hybrid Prototypes Run Out Of Electric Power

Let this insane three-way battle between the #8 Audi, #17 Porsche and #7 Audi LMP1-class World Endurance Championship prototypes illustrate all the fun nuances of hybrid race cars. Running out of the added electric power must hit you like a brick when you’re in the middle of a battle like this.
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Porsche Gets First World Endurance Championship Pole of 2015

With the increased competition in the World Endurance Championship's LMP1 class, everyone's wondering who's really the fastest this year. Porsche looked great at the Prologue, but Audi was fast during practice for the 6 Hours of Silverstone. It's Porsche, though, who'll take up the entire front row of the grid. » 4/11/15 2:00pm 4/11/15 2:00pm

The Porsche 919 Now Comes In The Right Color; Must Now Win Le Mans

Shut. The. Front. Door. Shut down the Internet. Drop everything. And look at this. Porsche just showed off its trio of Le Mans-bound 919 LMP1 race cars, and they finally painted one in the right color. This car is pretty much guaranteed to win. Place all bets on #17. (Oh, and they've got black and white cars, too.) » 3/26/15 3:02pm 3/26/15 3:02pm

Sorry, No More F1 Drivers Are Driving For Porsche Or Nissan At Le Mans

Nissan and Porsche announced their 24 Hours of Le Mans driver lineups this week. Sorry, there will be no more Formula One cross-overs besides Nico Hulkenberg. No Jenson Button. No Fernando Alonso. If you need help coping with this, I recommend a good, long cry with your Fluffy Bunny. » 2/06/15 8:45pm 2/06/15 8:45pm

Here's What All The Buttons On The Porsche 919 Steering Wheel Do

Earlier this year we saw the incredibly complex steering wheel Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have used to secure the constructor's championship for the Mercedes F1 team, but this is the one in the Porsche 919, which the company uses in its ongoing Le Mans effort. And it might be even more wonky. » 10/16/14 5:44pm 10/16/14 5:44pm

How Porsche's Stunningly Complex Hybrid Le Mans Race Car Works

It's not often that a company like Porsche is the underdog. But as they gear up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend, that's exactly what they are. Returning to the race for the first time since the late 1990s, they're up against far more established teams, most notably corporate cousin Audi. How can they possibly… » 6/11/14 10:15am 6/11/14 10:15am

Americans Find Porsche 919 Hybrid Tough To Handle

When the Porsche 919 Hybrid made its U.S. public debut today at the Ault Park Concours d'Elegance in Cincinnati, onlookers were treated to a series of challenges as the car was unloaded and positioned in the display area. Someone commented that driving at Le Mans for 24 hours is easier than moving this car a few… » 6/08/14 5:54pm 6/08/14 5:54pm

Porsche 919 Hybrid Makes First US Appearance At Concours d'Elegance

The highly touted Porsche 919 Hybrid — with water-cooled lithium-ion batteries and electric front-wheel drive power boost — will make its first public US appearance on Sunday, June 8 at the Ault Park Concours d'Elegance in Cincinnati, OH. Designed to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship series, the model was… » 6/01/14 11:11am 6/01/14 11:11am