The Porsche 919 Hybrid's name references the successful Porsche 917 race car of the 1970s and the road-going Porsche 918 Spyder. It received updates in 2016 and 2017.
After a 16-year absence from prototype-class racing, Porsche made a grand return to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2014. While the 2014 car saw some success (finishing third behind the dominant Audis), Porsche came back with a new car sporting nearly 90 percent new parts for 2015. The #19 919 Hybrid won the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans driven by Earl Bamber, Nico Hulkenberg, and Nick Tandy. This squad of talented drivers perfectly complemented the 2.0-liter V4 turbocharged motor that makes 500 hp, coupled with a hybrid system that adds 400 more horses. The 919 comes in at the class minimum weight giving it a further advantage. As the winningest brand in racing history, Porsche has brought nothing but the best to ensure it keeps that title.
The Porsche 919 Hybrid bears a 2.0L turbocharged gasoline V4 engine paired with a 400 hp (298 kW) electric motor for a total power output of 900 hp (671 kW). The car is rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive, the latter via the kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) on the front axle, and it uses a Porsche-developed seven-speed sequential, hydraulically-activated racing transmission. The 919 has a torque output of 1100 ft·lb (1491 N·m).
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