Porsche has been racing in motorsports for more than 60 years. Over this time, Porsche drivers have found themselves topping the podium more than 30,000 times. And every win, every experience gained out on the race track from day one, lives on in our standard-production vehicles.
That has made motorsports the heart and soul of our series models, and our passion has been our guiding principle right from the very beginning. This is the legacy of our untiring work on the race track and consistent endeavours to develop and realise our vision for the sports car of the future. Every journey. Every day. On every inch of the track.
Our hard work has paid off. And yet horsepower and displacement alone are not the measure of all things – talent also represents a key element. Talented racing drivers, members of the Porsche Motorsport family from the very beginning, receive the support and face the challenges they need, often going on to enjoy a successful career. Our best proof of this: Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber. Two exceptional drivers who have shown that you can work your way to the top of the Porsche Motorsport pyramid. Exhibiting passion and self-belief, the two drivers have risen from Porsche One-Make-Series to the GT Sport class and continued on into the LMP1 class in an astonishingly short time. In 2015, they managed to crown their achievements by winning the 24h of Le Mans. A superb performance by the young drivers and a historic win for Porsche: our 17th overall victory at the most prestigious motorsports event in the world. Conclusive proof that the Porsche Motorsport pyramid always points to the top.
Motorsports driving events
The evolution of the Sportscar is not our sole focus – we understand that the driver also needs to evolve. At the Porsche Sport Driving School or Clubsport events, experienced instructors assist participants in honing their skills when driving at the dynamic limits – from novice to motorsports licence level.
Equal opportunitiy meets self-belief, young rebels encounter old hands, amateurs are pitted against pros. The One-Make-Series (Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, International Porsche Carrera Cups and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenges) are the gateway to motorsports' grand stage. Those who prevail here can fight their way to the very top. Staying true to the motto “May the best man win”, everything is centred on the individual driver's skills, since the parameters are clear: the teams use the exact same vehicle, namely the 911 GT3 Cup. The only difference here is the driver and the team.
Further information can be found in the article on the One-Make-Series.
GT Sport bridges the divide between customer and works motorsports. Driving the 911 RSR and 911 GT3 R, top-class racers in the GT class fight for the title on behalf of both the customer and works teams in the FIA WEC, North American TUDOR Championship and other GT racing series worldwide. In the fight for every hundredth of a second, the best of the best delight fans at endurance races steeped in history, such as the 24h of Le Mans, 24h of Daytona or the 24h of Nürburgring.
The top of the pyramid? Top-level FIA WEC racing. The Prototype class is home to the 919 Hybrid, this year's overall victor at the 24h of Le Mans – the 17th for Porsche. LMP Sports regulations present us with challenges in many areas. With strict requirements governing efficiency, safety and sustainability, the future viability of a diverse range of technologies is put to the test, race after race. It's not just about standing on the podium – we are striving to develop the Sportscar of the future. That's why we are now doing exactly what Porsche has been standing for over the past 60 years. As far as technology is concerned, we do not make compromises – progress is our only goal.
True to our mission: Future Sportscar.
* 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.