2014 Porsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 Racecar in 100-Plus Real-Life Photos + Tech Specs

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Full disclosure: this is the 919 design and aero prototype on loan from the Porsche Museum in Germany, and not one of the team’s actual Le Mans 2014 competitors.

Even so, being touchably close to any racecar is enought to get the heart beating faster.

In fact, even cropping these photos has made a big thump-thump in my neck! The closer my eye comes to the quad-beam lighting setup, the more exciting the car seems — even a static model.

 

Despite much respect for the Audi Motorsport team, the Porsche 919 Hybrid was the favorite on this sofa during June’s Le Mans race. Well, to be fair to Toyota, we mainly just wanted a non-Audi team to win the top LMP1 class. The Audi dominance of the race is both boring and tiresome at this point. There is no way to sugar-coat that.

Sure, they work very hard and are brilliantly skilled as a team.

But nothing would have sent the Audi guys home more humble than being beaten by Porsche on their first year back in the race.

Sigh… can you imagine!?

Maybe next year… when Nissan will also field a LMP1 car — making it a four-way rumble par excellence...!

 

2014 Porsche 919 Hybrid

 

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Technical Specs

2014 Porsche 919 Hybrid

The vehicle

Vehicle type Le Mans Prototype class LMP1
Monocoque Composite fiber construction made of carbon fibers with a honeycomb aluminum core.
On-board system battery Lithium-ion battery

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Engine

Engine V4 engine with turbocharging
Engine management Bosch MS5.6
Engine lubrication Dry-sump lubrication
Displacement 2.000 ccm
Power > 370 kW (> 500 hp)

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Hybrid system

Accumulator type Lithium-ion battery
EGU on front axle Engine Generator Unit (EGU), Power > 250 hp

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Drive/power transmission

Drive type Rear wheel drive, all-wheel drive via KERS on the front axle.
Clutch CFRP clutch
Transmission Sequential, hydraulically activated 7-speed sequential racing transmission
Differential Rear differential lock
Hybrid construction in CFRP with titanium inserts and cast aluminum housing Transmission housing
Drive shafts Constant-velocity sliding tripod universal joints

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Chassis/steering/brake

Chassis Front and rear multi-link pushrod independent wheel suspension with adjustable shock absorbers
Steering Hydraulically assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Brakes Hydraulic dual-circuit brake system, light-alloy monobloc brake calipers, internally ventilated carbon fiber rear and front brake discs
Rims Forged magnesium wheels
Tires Michelin Radial, front and rear: 310/710-18

Weight/volume

Minimum weight 870 kg
Tank capacity 68.3 l

Body

Height 1050 mm
Width 1900 mm
Length 4650 mm

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