Video: Porsche chronicles its Le Mans history

Of all the automakers that have participated in the legendary 24-hour race at Le Mans since 1923, German automaker Porsche holds the distinction of being the most successful marque in the history of the racing series. Truth be told, Porsche has a record 94 class wins and 16 overall victories, highlighted by a dominant stretch from 1981 to the 1987 when it scored the title for seven straight years.

Lately, Porsche has ceded control of Le Mans to the likes of Audi and Peugeot , scoring its last overall victory in 1998 with the 911 GT1-98. After years of toiling in the shadows, the German automaker is getting ready to return to Le Mans in 2014, determined to return back to the throne it previously occupied.

Preparations are in order for the first LMP1 prototype to be developed soon, and knowing Porsche’s history in Le Mans, we expect nothing less than a car that can contend for the the Le Mans title when it returns to the track.

Speaking of its history, the German automaker has prepared a number of videos detailing the company’s history in Le Mans, going all the way back from its early years to its recent dominance in the 90’s.

Check out the rest of the video series from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s after the jump.

Source: Porsche

The 70’s

The 80’s

The 90’s


7 comments:

This model did a big record when it comes to racing competition because it gains 94 wins. I’m truly amazed with this car. It’s a very outstanding concept.

I agree with you guys! This videos are really amazing. Good thing that they had these. Its cute to reminisce with all of them. Hooray for Le Mans.

I agree with you guys! This videos are really amazing. Good thing that they had these. Its cute to reminisce with all of them. Hooray for Le Mans.

I agree with you guys! This videos are really amazing. Good thing that they had these. Its cute to reminisce with all of them. Hooray for Le Mans.

I agree with you guys! This videos are really amazing. Good thing that they had these. Its cute to reminisce with all of them. Hooray for Le Mans.

As what I had read on the article, Porsche made a big record when it comes to racing due to it’s 94 class wins. Unbelievable. One of the best vehicle ever.

This is amazing! Having those videos from then, Germans are quite imoressive with that! 2014 is gonna be a great year for Le Mans, many will be waiting for its comeback.

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