Porsche will fly twin missions under the Volkswagen Group.
But only four letters really matter: LMP1
As the production cars division spreads the 911 ethos across a wide variety of new body styles over the next decade, vehicles with a Porsche badge will come in all sorts of new shapes and prices.
Along with this proliferation of bad-ass sports cars? Winning the world’s toughest and most-respected race of any kind.
Swimming laps? No. Running laps? No.
No Olympic athletes are asked to perform for 24 hours in a row. The reason?
Ostensibly, it cannot be done.
Many have said the same thing about a single machine pushed to ten tenths by three drivers over a full day. It is (about) 8:00am on a Saturday, until the same time that Sunday as Church bells ring across sleepy, dewy France.
Porsche is back.
And when Porsche dedicates themselves to something, the best possible position is a birds-eye view: marveling at what they will create.
But LeMans is a team sport. A big team.
Imagine if every footie team was able to custom-design the layouts and programming of their own ball. Not the field, but the ball could be custom-tailored to perform.
Such is Porsche.
Enjoy these image galleries from Porsche, as well as a few must-see videos featuring these incredible achievements.
To all the gentleman drivers of LeMans 2014: Make way!
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