The 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours race has got underway with free practice and qualifying sessions now over. Soon the contenders will lineup on the grid at Circuit de La Sarthe to start the most important motorsport event of the year. But before that Porsche wants to use the opportunity to send us a message about a new Hybrid Sportscar they will be launching in the near future.
Showing off the trio of 919 Hybrid LMP1 racers one last time before they get into race mode, Porsche has released three teaser photos with one corresponding to the past, one to the present, and one to the future. The past is represented by a Porsche 917, the present by a 918 Spyder, and as for the future, well, that’s the main area of speculation.
Porsche has already said that the hybrid technology used in the Porsche 919 Hybrid, consisting of a 2.0 liter turbo petrol engine and a couple of electric motors, will indeed be used in future production models. One of these production models, by the looks of things, will be a hybrid sportscar the size of Ferrari 488 GTB.
For years we’ve been hearing rumors about Porsche’s Ferrari-rivaling super GT, but they never got around making it. One would imagine they were waiting for the right technology which is of course the sophisticated hybrid system they now possess. So it is now only a matter of time before we see this so-called Super Porsch, maybe in form of a modern-day 928.