As we mentioned in our last post here on the Porsche of Plano blog, the automaker is returning to race in the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans race this year for the first time since 2009. To ramp up excitement for the event, the sports car manufacturer has released images of its new Porsche LMP1 racecar being tested, and from what we've seen, it'll give the reigning champions a good run for their money.
The process of creating a new racer is a grueling one, but according to Fritz Enzinger, Head of LMP1, everything is going well, as he says, "We are well on schedule. Our newly formed team has worked with utmost concentration on getting this highly complex vehicle on the track as soon as possible. This allows us a few additional weeks for more testing and further development. From 2014, the regulations are primarily based on efficiency. This makes the competition amongst engineers more interesting and presents us with completely new challenges."1
From looks alone, this is a car that will make you dizzy from watching it race around a track. It's covered in psychedelic black and white stripes and swirls. All we know is this and the fact that it will use a hybrid powertrain to meet LMP1 regulations, so we'll be eagerly awaiting details on this beast of a vehicle.
In the meantime, visit the brand's microsite, Mission 2014, to learn all about the company's extensive racing history at Le Mans. You can find it here: http://www.porsche.com/microsite/mission2014/