Porsche 919 comes with more hybrid power

After the presentation made in Germany at the start of the year, Porsche finally reveals more details of the 2015 version of the 919 Hybrid that will race in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

First of all, a detail is noticeable at first sight: different color schemes. Porsche chose to represent the brand’s colors in all three cars, with red in the No. 17 one, black in the No. 18 one and No. 19 will be the only white car. Unfortunately we will be able to see this only at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but it’s cool to see something different.

The gasoline-fueled 2-liter V4 Turbo engine is still there, but significant changes were made to improve the performance of the car. Huge revamps in every component of the car were made to try to reduce as much weight as possible. Alex Hitzinger, Porsche’s technical director, said that the car now weighs the class-minimum 870 kg, instead of running overweight like in 2014. All the knowledge from the last season was used to improve every area of the car.

Porsche also is the first of the FIA WEC manufacturers to step into the 8 MJ hybrid category, a bold move compared with its opponents. Two energy recovery systems will generate electricity to put 400hp in the front wheels.

If Porsche won a race and was competitive until the end of the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year, you can expect more of them in 2015.

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