Why Porsche Destroying The All-Time NĂĽrburgring Lap Record By 51.58 Seconds Is Such A Big Deal

It sounds unbelievable for any car to lap the 12.94-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife course in only 5:19.546. The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo went 51.58 seconds faster than the former overall lap record, with an average speed of 145.3 mph. What’s even weirder, though, is that the last record remained unbeaten for over 35…

Porsche's Unrestricted Le Mans Car Beat A 35-Year-Old NĂĽrburgring Lap Record By Nearly A Minute

The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo is the kind of delightful vehicular creation that happens when you let engineers run free without having to adhere to strict series regulations. It is ludicrously fast, and 919 driver Timo Bernhard just destroyed the Nordschelife track record with a time of time of 5:19.546—nearly an entire…

Porsche Drove Its Retired Le Mans Winning 919 Prototype Through Manhattan To Make Us All Sad Again

It’s been almost a year since Porsche announced it was ending its 919 Hybrid LMP1 endurance racing program and focusing its efforts on Formula E, closing off an era of racing that saw 17 victories, and three Le Mans wins in a row. Now the car is on a farewell tour around the world, rolling through New York City and…

The End Of Porsche's Le Mans Prototype Team Is More Complicated Than You'd Ever Imagine

Porsche announced its departure from the top class of the World Endurance Championship back in July, but it is still nailing down the details of what comes next. It’s a massive game of musical chairs with around 300 staff members and six drivers who are sad to see the 919 program end, but very anxious to know what…

Leading Porsche 919 Fails And Now All Of Le Mans' Fastest Class Of Cars Has Broken

With three hours and 47 minutes left in the race, the last of the fastest LMP1 cars that hadn’t retired or had a major mechanical failure has come to a halt on track. The No. 1 Porsche 919 suddenly slowed with no oil pressure with André Lotterer behind the wheel. Lotterer had a 13-lap lead over the entire field at the…

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