Porsche retired from the Le Mans LMP1 class in 2017, took the 919 Hybrid-derived 919 Evo on a farewell tour, and parked both cars at their final residence at the Porsche Museum in Germany. Yet, the story isn't over for the championship-winning race car. Porsche announced Monday in a video that it has recycled the actual tires used on the Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid and created vinyl records. Yes, the records played on a record player with a needle. The vinyl features 24 stories from Porsche's history at Le Mans and last for 24 minutes. The exclusive vinyl records come in commemorative...
Have a closer look at the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo
Porsche's "Top 5" series returns but this time it's all about one car: the 919 Hybrid Evo. The race car adopted from the Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid went on a global parade to claim lap records before both cars were escorted to their final homes inside the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen, Germany...Sean Szymkowski
Le Mans-winning Porsche 919 Hybrid and record-breaking 919 Evo take final lap on public roads
Porsche's epic adventure has come to a close, the German luxury brand revealed on Thursday. Escorted by police, Porsche moved the 919 Hybrid LMP1 car and the 919 Evo on public roads to a permanent residence at the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen, Germany. A couple of storied race car drivers did the...Jeff Glucker
AMG boss thinks Project One could beat Porsche 919 Evo's 'Ring record--with right mods
Back in March, Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers was pretty confident the upcoming Project One hypercar would be able to crack the 6:11.13 Nürburgring lap time set by a Porsche 956 race car in 1983. That was an outright record for any type of car at the German racetrack that lasted until June of...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Porsche declined opportunity to destroy McLaren's Goodwood record
The Porsche 919 Evo is on a world tour to say goodbye to fans. This trip includes a stop at many race tracks so that the unrestricted racing machine can set some records on its way out. One place it won't be doing that? The Goodwood Festival of Speed. Porsche has declined an opportunity to take its...Jeff Glucker
Porsche boasts about its record-breaking Nürburgring run
Late last month, Porsche utterly obliterated the all-time Nürburgring record lap time with its 919 Hybrid Evo. Now, the German luxury and sports car maker is crowing about its achievement with a celebratory video. And Porsche crows loud and proud. Why shouldn't it? The marque held the previous...Sean Szymkowski
It's official. Porsche's 919 Evo with Timo Bernhard behind the wheel clocked an unbelievable 5:19.55 lap time at the Nürburgring on Friday, completely destroying the previous all-time record of 6:11.13 set by Stefan Bellof in a Porsche 956 C back in 1983. His average speed around the Green Hell was an insane 145.3 mph. It means Porsche still holds both the all-time record for the 12.9-mile Nürburgring-Nordschleife as well as the production car record, the latter achieved last September by Lars Kern in a 2018 911 GT2 RS. The 919 Evo is neither a production car nor a race car. It is...