Porsche has unveiled some attention-grabbing ideas left within the drawer amongst which there’s additionally 919 Road. The identify of this prototype of the Stuttgart firm clearly refers back to the Porsche 919 Hybrid, a racing automotive of monumental success in motorsport endurance competitions with over 33 races gained three constructors ‘championships and three drivers’ championships.
Evocative design of the LPM1 racing automotive
With the 919 Road Porsche remodeled the design and mechanical expertise of that racing automotive right into a automotive that might (theoretically) be pushed on the highway. Created as a practical 1: 1 scale mannequin, the Porsche 919 Road has shapes and proportions which might be instantly harking back to the 919 Hybrid. On the entrance, a pair of huge headlights and the shortened hood with protruding wheel arches stand out. Just like the LMP1 racing automotive, the cockpit is positioned in a really ahead place, together with the wraparound windshield and small facet home windows. A brand new advert hoc wheelset has been developed for this idea.
The similarities of the idea to the 919 Hybrid proceed within the form of the roofline and the massive shark fin within the heart. Nevertheless, whereas the race automotive had an enormous rear wing, 919 Road as an alternative incorporates a thinner, well-integrated rear wing that connects the 2 sides, incorporating a full-width LED gentle bar into it. on the tail. Then you may see the 2 strips of vertical LED lights that characterize the facet elements of the rear, additionally appearing as aerodynamic components. Added to this are the massive diffuser and two high-mounted tailpipes that protrude immediately from the bonnet.
From the engine to the monocoque, there’s lots of 919 Hybrid
Technically and mechanically, the Porsche 919 Road is imagined with the identical hybrid powertrain because the 919 Hybrid, primarily based on a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with an vitality restoration system. As well as, with the racing automotive, this idea additionally shares the monocoque, the scale, and the wheelbase in carbon fiber. Though it can by no means see the sunshine of day, the Porsche 919 Road will be exhibited within the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart beginning subsequent 12 months.