by Justin King
Porsche unleashes 919 Hybrid on track-record tour

Freed from Le Mans class limitations, the LMP1 racer beat Lewis Hamilton’s F1 document at Spa-Francorchamps.

Just after retiring from official stamina racing, Porsche’s 919 Hybrid Evo has been ‘unchained’ and sent on a history-smashing globe tour.

The automobile is powered by a 2.-liter turbocharged V4 engine and two various strength recovery devices, just one regenerating for the duration of braking and the other recouping exhaust electricity.

Removing the WEC-regulation gasoline flow meter permitted the staff to increase the V4’s output from 500 horsepower to 720 horsepower, although electrical motor electricity enhanced by 10 per cent to 440 horsepower along with an increase in strength restoration.

Spa-Francorchamps was the very first halt on the environment tour. The unrestricted 919 lapped the circuit in 1:41.7, beating Lewis Hamilton’s history lap. Porsche performs driver Neel Jani hit a top speed of 223 mph and maintained an typical of approximately 153 mph.

“The 919 Evo is brutally remarkable. It is undoubtedly the swiftest automobile I at any time drove,” Jani mentioned. “The grip stage is at a completely new dimension for me, I could not think about this sum beforehand. The velocity on which every thing comes about on a one lap with the 919 Evo is that quickly that the need on reaction velocity is very unique to what I was applied to in the WEC.”

The ‘919 Tribute Tour’ will in a natural way consist of a demo lap at the Nurburgring before heading to the Goodwood Festival of Velocity, the Pageant of Porsche in Makes Hatch and the Porsche Rennsport Reunion in Laguna Seca.