Where does a sports car end? Where does a race car begin? Our LMP works drivers think this transition is extremely smooth. Especially in terms of driving pleasure. As far as we're concerned, there is no such distinction: because even the very first Porsche clinched a racing victory. And because the knowledge gained from the racetrack plays an integral part in the development of our standard-production vehicles. For motorsport gives rise to ideas that are developed, tested and evaluated for so long under the toughest conditions that they're not only race-worthy, but also roadworthy. Even where you least expect it.
One recent example: the LMP prototype 919Hybrid. Our winner at Le Mans 2015 and 2016, whose deployment provided important insights for the development of our future sports cars. Two vehicles with which it already has much in common: the Porsche 718Boxster and the 718Cayman.
Both have a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged mid-mounted engine. Like the 919Hybrid. But there's more to it than this: the low centre of gravity of the Porsche718 ensures driving dynamics that are closer to those of the 919Hybrid than you'd expect.
And so our work continues. To realise our vision of the sports car of the future. On every journey. Every day. Over every single metre. This is what puts motorsport at the heart of our series production.
* Data determined in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) in accordance with the Euro 6 (715/2007/EC, 195/2013/EC and ECE-R 101.01) measurement method. The figures do not refer to an individual vehicle nor do they constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Fuel consumption calculated for vehicles with standard specification only. Actual consumption and performance may vary with items of optional equipment. A vehicle’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions depend not only on its efficient use of fuel but also on driving style and other non-technical factors. The latest Porsche models with a petrol engine are designed to operate on fuels with an ethanol content of up to 10 %. You can obtain further information about individual vehicles from your Porsche Centre. Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.** These data were obtained using the Euro 5 measurement method (715/2007/EC and 692/2008/EC) in the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) with standard equipment. The information does not refer to an individual vehicle and is not part of the offer, but is simply provided so that comparisons can be made between different types of vehicle. Further, up to date information on the individual vehicles can be obtained from your Porsche Centre. Consumption figures were obtained on the basis of standard equipment. Special equipment may affect consumption and performance.