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2015-Spec Porsche 919 Hybrid Revealed

Porsches releases first photos of 2015-spec Porsche 919 Hybrid…

Photo: Porsche

Photo: Porsche

Porsche has released the first photos of its all-new 919 Hybrid, ahead of extensive testing next week in Abu Dhabi in preparation for the start of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The 2015-spec LMP1 entry features notable changes to its first-generation, race-winning model, including revised bodywork and mechanical components. It again features a 2.0-liter V4 turbo but with two unspecified energy recovery systems.

Porsche has yet to also reveal which hybrid subclass the car will compete in. The 2014 model ran in the 6 MJ class but it’s understood both the German manufacturer and Toyota had been exploring a move to 8 MJ, the maximum allowed within the rules.

The car ran for the first time at its Weissach test track last month with Marc Lieb behind the wheel. Testing is scheduled at both Yas Marina Circuit and Motorland Aragon in Spain.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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