Porsche has hinted at attempting additional record-breaking runs with its 919 Hybrid Evo, following Neel Jani’s shattering of the track record at Spa-Francorchamps earlier this month.
The former FIA World Endurance Champion lapped the Belgian circuit in 1:41.770, eclipsing Lewis Hamilton’s pole-winning time of 1:42.553 time set in a Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid last year, which was the previous track record.
It came at the wheel of modified Porsche LMP1 car, featuring significant aero modifications and an unrestricted powertrain, to launch the German manufacturer’s ‘919 Tribute Tour’ that will include demonstration runs at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Goodwood Festival of Speed and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca later this year.
A video released by Porsche (above) indicates the car will take part in other record runs, although has not yet disclosed details or a specific timeline.
Sportscar365 believes it’s unlikely for it to attempt to break any track records in large public-attended events, with additional runs, similar to Spa, likely to be conducted in a more controlled private setting.
The 919 Tribute Tour runs through the end of this year.