The German based automaker’s motorsport division has recently released some new details on the upcoming Porsche LMP1 racer, which will be known as the 919 Hybrid.
According to the officials at Porsche, the LMP1 racer has been presented at the Night of Champions event in Weissach and it seems that the model in question will be known as the 919 Hybrid. The car will be driven by Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Mark Webber and, as part of the team, Porsche will also include Mark Lieb and Brendon Hartley, from New Zealand, but it seems that Webber wasn’t attending the event.
“We had a substantial number of applicants from all classes for the two 919 hybrids. We were looking for experience, sheer speed, technical understanding, and we wanted team players because this is more important in endurance racing than in any discipline”, said the head of LMP1, Fritz Enzinger.
The brand new Porsche LMP1 racer is believed to get a 2.0 liter four-cylinder gasoline engine under its hood, which should be working together with two KERS systems. Additional details on the German race car are limited for the moment and will probably be announced sometimes next year, probably ahead of a major automotive event.