2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid as evolution model
Again in 2015, Porsche will contest the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC with two 919 Hybrids. A third vehicle will tackle the Le Mans 24 Hours, with Formula 1 star Nico Hülkenberg (27) named as one of the pilots. The 2015-spec 919 Hybrid will be a distinct evolution of the 2014 model. The winning vehicle of the season finale in Sao Paulo was optimised in almost every detail and in 2015 should be even better adaptable to the different characteristics of the race circuits.
The first roll-out of the second generation of Porsche’s Le Mans Prototype took place on the company’s test track in Weissach. Porsche works driver Marc Lieb was at the wheel of the 2015 Porsche 919 Hybrid. Thereby the Porsche team could end the motorsport season 2014 with the successful debut in the WEC as scheduled.
The roll-out of a new race car is a milestone
Alexander Hitzinger, Technical Director LMP1, said: “The roll-out of a new race car is always a milestone, and anticipated with great excitement by everyone involved. It was our target to get the Porsche 919 Hybrid for the 2015 season on its wheels before Christmas, and now we have achieved this.” The first meaningful test with the new race car, which has been significantly developed compared to its 2014 predecessor, is scheduled to take place from January 18 to 22 in Abu Dhabi.