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Published on June 12th, 2013 | by Richard Wiley


Porsche rolls out 2014 Le Mans challenger

In one of the most exciting developments in recent endurance racing history, Porsche AG today rolled out the company’s 2014 World Endurance Series LMP1 challenger at its Weissach test centre.

In front of the entire board of Porsche AG, works driver Timo Bernhard of Germany drove the development car on a number of shake-down laps. Later in the year, Bernhard will join up with fellow factory driver Romain Dumas of France in testing the new Porsche at venues all over the globe.

No details of the power-train were disclosed at the Weissach roll-out but it is known that the all-new Porsche is a petrol-powered hybrid reputedly featuring a host of new technologies. Porsche, the most successful marque in the history of Le Mans with 16

outright victories, last competed at the top level in the French endurance classic in 1998 when its 911GT1 models finished first and second. The 2014 confrontation with fellow VW Group member and multiple Le Mans 24 Hour winner, Audi, is eagerly anticipated.


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Richard Wiley

An experienced and highly knowledgeable resource with an inquisitive addiction to everything mechanized both on the ground and in the air. Richard is our automotive grandfather, the automotive encyclopedia at Autovault. He has never missed a 24 Le Mans meet in over 20 years and his quest for an automotive fix has seen him travel across continents in search of facts.

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