If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together. So harness all your skills. Learn to play along. Always keep your pace. Stick together all the way through. And you will realise: the greatest moments are created together.
Porsche Motorsport and A. Sinclair presented:
Porsche The FIA WEC 6h of Austin.
1 -2 overall and GT podium finish.
The Weissach-based team with the two Porsche 919 Hybrids achieved a dominant one-two victory on a challenging course at the 6h of Mexico on 2.250m. The two Porsche prototypes even lapped the competition provided by Toyota on the estimated 4000km long Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez track, while Hartley set the fastest race lap (1’25.730).
Since the beginning of the 2014 season, the Porsche 919 Hybrid has now competed in 30 races, achieving 17 pole positions, 16 race wins – including six one-two victories – and ten fastest race laps.
Likewise, the Porsche GT Team has made a successful start into the second half of the season in the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC. Against all predictions, the weather stayed dry during the well-received six-hour race and after 208 rounds the Porsche 911 RSR crossed the finish line in GTE-Pro class in third place. In the GTE-Am class, the Dempsey Proton Racing (2015-spec 911 RSR) celebrated its second win in a row this season.
Some things you won't know if you don't try them. Some things you'll never see if you don't look for them. And some moments you won't believe until you experience them.
So when you have a great idea, but you're not sure if it will work, go for it. When you want a change, but everyone else thinks you're crazy, go for it. When there's something on your mind that you've always wanted to do, go for it. And when you reach a moment that you never want to end, make it yours forever. Because sometimes all it takes is to aim as high as you can and go for it. We thank our teams for exceptional results in all classes and an overall 1‐2 finish at the FIA WEC 6h of Nürburgring 2017.
For the 19th time in total and for the 3rd time in a row Porsche wins the 24 hours of Le Mans – the toughest endurance race in the world. Once again the Porsche 919 Hybrid has combined performance and efficiency to lead us to victory. A result to make us proud. Technological insights that are mirrored in our current E-Performance models.
In the last race before the Le Mans 24-Hours, the Porsche 919 Hybrids finished third and fourth. At the six-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, both prototypes endured a troubled contest. Hartley had the consolation of setting the overall fastest race lap to underline the 919 Hybrid’s potential. But it was a pair of Toyotas that took the laurels.
As the race progressed, the GT field sorted itself into respective brands: This weekend, the two 510 hp Porsche 911 RSR became the third force behind Ferrari and Ford. In the GTE-Am class, the Dempsey Proton Racing customer team celebrated a podium finish with the Porsche 911 RSR (model year 2015).
After six hours of racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship season-opener on the challenging British Grand Prix circuit, the Porsche 919 Hybrid with the starting number 2 crossed the finish line just 6.173 seconds behind the winning Toyota. The second Porsche 919 Hybrid with the starting number 1 finished third.
Richard Lietz and Frédéric Makowiecki planted the new Porsche 911 RSR with the starting number 91 on the third grid spot in the GTE-Pro class. The Porsche 911 RSR campaigned by the customer squad Dempsey Proton Racing, finished third after a dramatic final lap.
* 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.