Porsche returns to Le Mans in 2014

After what will end up being a 16 year hiatus, Porsche will be making its long overdue return to the top class of the LeMans series in 2014. Starring in the grand return will be a works-run LMP1 sports prototype for which details are still limited - almost non-existent actually.

However, regardless of whether it is a coupe or an open top model, the future LMP1 will more than likely feature new technologies from Porsche. Hartmut Kristen, Head of Porsche Motorsport said: "We’re looking forward to the task of developing new technologies and to continue on with the success of the Porsche RS Spyder. After the conclusion of our works-supported sports prototype programme in the American Le Mans Series we have kept up with the latest technological advances. Now we will begin with detailed research in order to evaluate the various concept alternatives for our new car. These obviously depend on how the regulations for the year 2014 look in detail. In principle, these regulations are interesting for us because the integration of our hybrid technology in the vehicle concept is one possible option."

Porsche currently dominates the LeMans series with a total of 16 overall victories, including seven straight victories from 1981 to 1987. The most recent win was with the Porsche 911 Porsche 911 GT1 in 1998. In the LMP2 series, Porsche has continued its success with wins in 2006, 2008, and then again in 2010 with their RS Spyder sports prototype .


14 comments:

Well, I have to say that I’m impressed with the speed performance of the car . I really love watching the Le Mans. I would say that it would be more exciting to see a Porsche racing car in the track!

For sure, with the richness of the Porsche it could actually afford to have their own team. However, its just sad that I haven’t heard about this.

Well, I guess the Porsche has a lot of money to support in their team if ever they will join either in the Le Mans or Formula One. The CEO of Porsche has confirmed this thing last year.

I thought Porsche has plan in making a come back in the F1 race and form their own team? I wonder if this rumor was true either their return in the Le Mans.

It’s a good thing that they are going to come back to Le Mans. After so many years of silence, they are now back. They must prepare for this battle because we all know that its competitors are good.

I think the Porsche would love to make an addition on their overall victories. I wonder on what engine that they will used for their vehicle. Hmm, It seems that the hybrid technology is really a good option.

I’m expecting their come back in the Le Mans after the released of their powerful production the Porsche 911. I want to know the speed performance of their Essex car.

I think that it is really a good move for Porsche to finally return to Le Mans. For one, there are a lot of fans eagerly awaiting for their comeback, and they will surely bring in more excitement here.

At last! The ranging Porsche is finally coming back to the Le Mans track! I think the 2014 race will get more exciting than ever.

Well, it seems that the 2013 Le mans would be an interesting event to look forward to. As far as I have heard, there would also be a lot of other teams that would be joining in.

hmm. Are hybrid cars are reliable on racing? Well, I guess they have planned this for awhile out now and it seems that its already furnished! I think the come back of the Porsche needs to be watch on Le Mans race!

Well, its a good thing that they have decided to make a come back! It seems that they have great plan on how to beat their opponent. I wish them all luck!

Yeah, they will probably be bringing a bunch of high performance cars to the Le Mans when they return by next year. After all, they have a good start with the several races that they have joined in the last few months.

Well now, that one is definitely nice to here. I am really one of those fans that have been missing Porsche for a long time in the race. I really hope that they do make a splash on their return.

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