Like most of you, when I saw the first leaked photos of the Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans race car this morning, my reaction was a resounding "ehhh, okay." Then I saw it from this angle. Holy crap, it turns out it's actually awesome.


Now we know the car's black stripes against its white body spell out, at least in part, "Porsche Intelligent Performance," which is the term they use for their high-tech efficient cars like the Porsche 918 Spyder. How cool is that?

This is a clearer quarter-angle shot. It's not Martini livery, but it's something clever and unexpected. Here's to new and exciting traditions.

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