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.)
Porsche LMP1 factory driver Romain Dumas takes The RACER Channel on a visor cam tour of his Norma M20 RD Limited prototype he'll race up the mountain once again the the famed Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Porsche could be racing a car that has an engine configuration similar to a Ford from the 1960s. It's probably the only thing it has in common with a Ford from the '60s, but a new V4 is kind of a big deal.
Porsche has a long tradition of building four cylinder hybrid race cars. So it should come as no surprise that Porsche's latest Le Mans contender runs that very traditional powertrain.
[Mark Webber pictured here, already behind the wheel of Porsche's 2014 LMP1 car. He wasn't scheduled to drive the car until next year, reports Autosport. Photo Credit: Porsche AG]
Porsche started testing their LMP1 prototype for next year's Le Mans 24, and this is how it looks from the rear. What's your favorite detail? It's image annotation time!