During Mark Webber’s recent test of the 2014 Porsche LMP1, some new information about the prototype racer also emerged and it is even more exciting than seeing still images of the car on track!
In Porsche’s official press release about Webber’s first drive in the endurance racer, it confirmed that the 2014 Porsche LMP1 will feature a four-cylinder engine with direct injection and mated to two energy recuperation systems (KERS).
By comparison, Porsche’s main rival in Audi and its R18 e-tron Quattro uses a turbodiesel V6 engine mated to an electric motor while the Toyota TS030 uses a V8 engine along with an electric motor. While the drivetrain details about next year’s R18 e-tron and TS030 have yet to be revealed, we don’t expect to see dramatic changes over this year’s cars.
As it stands, Porsche has yet to release any other information about this new engine but it is certainly indicating at a very exciting future for endurance racing!