The new German hypercar is already “shrinking” the circuit, fourteen months from its debut in the Sarthe.
It’s never too early to learn…and Porsche knows. Branding has already started test program of its new weapon in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), almost a year before its competitive debut.. The German model – which complies with the LMDh regulations – was surprised during its final private test session at Spa-Francorchamps and Belgian Motorsport Youtube channel. It will make its first race in early 2023.
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The name of the craft has not yet been revealed but it is known already from the third period of the main test of this model. Based on the Multimatic LMP2 chassis, this Porsche has already raced for five days in Barcelona and three days in Motorland Aragon (Spain) since the beginning of the year.
Chassis: Multimatic original
Combustion engine: V8 bi-turbo, displacement unknown
Electric vehicle: 50 kW Williams hybrid system connected to the rear wheels
Total power: 680 hp
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Well-known journalist Gary Watkins revealed Motorsport.com that Eight pilots had already taken the wheel of the model since the start of the program : Felipe Nasr, Dane Cameron, André Lotterer, Michael Christensen, Laurens Vanthoor with French Mathieu Jaminet, Frédéric Makowiecki and Kevin Estre.
Two cars will be entered into the world championship in 2023 by the American Penske team, which this year discovers European endurance in LMP2. The other two models will run in the IMSA North American Championship.
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