News Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo sets unrestricted lap time at Spa-Francorchamps

18:39  10 april  2018
18:39  10 april  2018 Source:   Autoblog

Feds Announce $120 Million For Clean Vehicle Infrastructure

  Feds Announce $120 Million For Clean Vehicle Infrastructure The federal government has just announced a big investment to expand the country's network of electric vehicle charging stations as well as alternative fuel filling stations. It includes funds for more of both along with a new map to help drivers find them. The federal government has just announced a big investment to expand the country's network of electric vehicle charging stations as well as alternative fuel filling stations. It includes funds for more of both along with a new map to help drivers find them.

The Porsche 919 Hybrid ’s competitive career came to a close when the chequered flag dropped in Bahrain in November 2017 - but its dominance of the motorsport world hasn't ended just yet, setting a new lap record at Spa - Francorchamps in Belgium.

1:41.770 minutes - the 919 Hybrid Evo set an all- time record lap at one of the most challenging race circuits in the world: Spa - Francorchamps . Freed from all regulatory constraints this show run showed how much potential there is in our hybrid technology.

a close up of a car© Provided by AOL Inc. Race cars, no matter what level or series, are always limited by rules and regulations. Some are highly restrictive while others offer a lot of freedom within defined parameters. At the end of the day there are always compromises. After the 2017 season, Porsche pulled out of the LMP1 WEC prototype class. Still, the team wasn't quite finished with the car. This year, Porsche plans to lap an unrestricted version of the LMP1 car, the 919 Hybrid Evo, at various tracks around the world. It all started this past week with a new lap record at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

Spa's new lap record is 1:41.770, 0.783 seconds faster than Lewis Hamilton's 2017 record-setting pole position at the wheel of a Mercedes-AMG F1 car. The 919 Hybrid Evo was driven by 34-year-old Swiss racing driver Neel Jani. He not only beat Hamilton's time, he beat Porsche's pole position at Spa in 2017 by 12 seconds. His average speed over the 4.35-mile circuit was 152.6 mph.

Spied! Next-Gen Porsche 911 Turbo Caught Once Again

  Spied! Next-Gen Porsche 911 Turbo Caught Once Again Iconic sports car conducts winter testing in icy conditionsLike the car we spied earlier, this prototype highlights the evolutionary styling updates coming to the next-generation 911 lineup including the double LED daytime running light strips in the lower part of the front fascia. The headlights retain the same layout as the current model, with two stacked projectors surrounded by four smaller LED lamps.

An evo version of the Le Mans winning Porsche 919 Hybrid established a new track record at Spa - Francorchamps . Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo . This was an absolute fantastic lap —an outstanding drivers’ performance from Neel and the result of great engineering.

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo sets unrestricted lap time at Spa - Francorchamps . BMW X7 interior spied for the first time , takes design in new direction.

Of course, this lap time wouldn't be possible without some significant upgrades to the car. On the surface, the 919 Hybrid Evo looks like last year's car sans headlights. That was already a supremely fast machine. It won both the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the WEC championship three times from 2015 to 2017.

The 919 Hybrid Evo expands on upgrades planned for the defunct 2018 car. The front diffuser and rear wing are both larger and feature hydraulically-actuated aero elements. Underneath, the turning veins and floor have both been upgraded and are assisted by fixed-height side-skirts. Overall, the 919 Hybrid Evo has 53 percent more downforce than the car that qualified at Spa in 2017.

The powertrain itself hasn't been changed. Porsche engineers just opened the valves a bit. The 919 Hybrid Evo is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged V4 paired with an electric motor. Fuel flow limited the 2017 car to 500 horsepower. Freed from this flow restriction, the turbo V4 now makes 720 horsepower. Thanks to some additional juice, the e-motor now puts out 440 horsepower.

Spied! Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Caught Testing in the Snow

  Spied! Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Caught Testing in the Snow Most potent Cayman to retain naturally aspirated engine.Out back is where things get pretty obvious that this Cayman is the more potent GT4 variant. The fixed rear wing hints that this is a track day special and it should help produce some extra downforce to keep the car planted on the road. Other key differences include the split exhaust tips, which is a departure from the other Cayman models and the previous Cayman GT4, all of which feature dual center-mounted units. Looking at the prototype from the side, it's clear that it's equipped with massive vented disc brakes on all four corners complete with the requisite red calipers.

Porsche hybrid race car is faster than Formula One. Today, on April 9, an evo version of the Le Mans winning Porsche 919 Hybrid established a new track record at Spa - Francorchamps .

RT @autosport: A modified version of Porsche 's LMP1 title-winning 919 Hybrid sets a new unofficial lap record at Spa , beating Hamilton's 20… Porsche rueda más rápido que un F1 con su 919 Hybrid Evo en Spa (1:41.770) e irá a Nürburgring Nordschleife con él h…

Michelin provided a new tire compound to make better use of the extra power and downforce. Porsche also cut 86 pounds from the car, bringing the dry weight down to 1,872 pounds. The engineers say more could have been achieved if they had access to more resources.

This run at Spa isn't just a one-off. Porsche has plans to take the car to the Nordschleife before the start of the 24 Hours Nürburgring, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Porsche Festival at Brands Hatch and Rennsport Reunion at Laguna Seca. Don't be surprised if more lap records fall at the feet of the 919 Hybrid Evo.

Station Wagon Love: They May Not Be Popular, But They're Still Great .
Are people attracted to their high level of practicality, the 'European look,' or just the fact that they're uncommon?Consumer sales of wagons in the United States paint a dreary picture, which is the primary reason why most of the world's major automakers don't even offer their elongated creations Stateside. Heck, some wagonmakers that do sell them in the States actually go to great lengths to make sure people don't call their wagons "wagons" because they think it's bad for business. Ahem, Porsche.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!