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Porsche Hybrid Car Faster Than Formula One

Stuttgart -- On April 9, an evo version of the Le Mans winning Porsche 919 Hybrid established a new track record at Spa-Francorchamps. Porsche works driver Neel Jani lapped the 7.004 kilometre long Belgian Grand Prix Circuit in the Ardennes mountains in 1:41.770 minutes. The 34 year old Swiss has beaten the previous record by 0.783 seconds that was set by Lewis Hamilton (GB) at the wheel of a Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid. Hamilton’s lap of 1:42.553 minutes dates back to August 26 in 2017 and secured him pole position for last year’s F1 race.

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The Match-Up:

Porsche 919 "EVO" Prototype

  • Combustion engine: V4 engine (90 degree cylinder bank angle), turbocharged, 4 valves per cylinder
  • Combustion engine: 720 PS, rear axle (< 500 PS)
  • MGU: 440 PS, front axle (> 400 PS)
  • Weight: 849 kg (888 kg including driver ballast)

Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid

  • PU106C 90º V6 -- 1,600 cc / 97.6 cu in; 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
  • Estimated around 950 horsepower (710 kW) to 1,000 horsepower (750 kW)
  • Electric Motor 161 bhp / 120 kW
  • Overall Weight 734 kg

Next stop for the 919 Evo Prototype is what Porsche is calling a “demo lap” at the legendary Nurburgring in Germany. Porsche previously set a race car record there in 1983 with its 956, which still stands to this day.

Date Posted: April 10, 2018