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Porsche to return to Le Mans 24 with new LMP1 car in 2014

will return to the Le Mans 24 with a full factory prototype in 2014, the Stuttgart-based manufacturer has announced.

As the event’s successful manufacturer, the company has not represented in a works capacity in the top at Le Mans since 1998 Porsche claimed the last of its 16 victories with Allan Stephane Ortelli and Laurent in the 911 GT1.

It has retained a strong presence in the GT since then, however.

of the Executive Board at Porsche AG, Muller, said the company had intended to return to Le Mans as a team and had been waiting for the time to announce its intentions.

was always an essential part of the brand, said Mьller. So for us it was a matter of time before we as a factory to the top league of racing.

successes in Le Mans are unrivalled. We to follow up on this with the outright victory.

Porsche’s last factory in the prototype class was its successful Le Mans Series-winning LMP2 RS — which was run and developed by

The company has not released details on the new or whether it will be a coupe or an roof car, but indicated it wanted to make the most of the Club de l’Ouest’s inticing to green technologies.

Hartmut Head of Porsche Motorsport, We’re looking forward to the of developing new technologies and to continue on the success of the Porsche RS Spyder. the conclusion of our works-supported sports programme in the American Le Mans we have kept up with the technological advances.

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Now we will begin with research in order to evaluate the concept alternatives for our new car.

obviously depend on how the regulations for the 2014 look in detail. In these regulations are interesting for us the integration of our hybrid technology in the concept is one possible option.

Porsche indicated that it use the new project to highlight new technologies as it did with the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, which in the recent Nurburgring 24 Hours the flywheel KERS system by Williams.

With the RS Spyder we that our motorsport engineers in are at the forefront, said Wolfgang Board Member for Research and at Porsche AG. For instance, we were the to run a high-revving race engine direct fuel injection, setting new standards in performance and

Recently, with the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, we a completely new drive technology for purposes and achieved a considerable in consumption.

Porsche’s run of victories at Le began in 1970 with Attwood and Hans Herrmann in the 917. The French track witnessed the marque dominate the 1980s, with a consecutive from ’81 — the last six of those with the derivatives.

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