Porsche 919 Hybrid Engine

by Sales Team on June 14, 2016

Porsche 919 Hybrid Engine | Innovative Power

Porsche 919 Hybrid Engine

Ambition and cutting-edge technology drive Porsche to achieve new standards for efficient driving. With the Porsche 919 Hybrid Engine, impressive performance and a legendary design come through with power and precision. Employing an innovative drive concept, this turbo-charged four-cylinder combustion engine offers an exhaust energy recovery system, the latest lithium-ion battery technology for energy storage, and complex hybrid management for a performance result that far exceeds expectations.

With a capacity of only two litres, the Porsche 919 Hybrid Engine is the most efficient combustion engine Porsche has ever built, harnessing remarkable technology from the racing power pack. Bringing ambitious results, this thoroughbred Le Mans Prototype racing engine defies expectations with remarkable poise. This engine has been designed on the principle of combining high performance and efficiency through a seamless interaction between a combustion engine and an electric motor, which features an interspace between the short stroke and the central direct fuel injection cylinders. The Technical Director responsible for the 919, Alexander Hitzinger, says that, “right from the beginning we had a brave concept, but it was also the right concept. This is paying off now.”

The Porsche 919 Hybrid Engine set a new standard for engine performance last year, bringing Porsche its 17th overall win at the most technically demanding world championship race, the Le Mans 24-Hours (2015), providing over 500 horsepower. For 2016, regulations require a lower amount of energy from the fuel used per lap, resulting in an eight percent decrease of fuel, with an output translating to less than 500 horsepower. A large amount of energy from the recovery systems, brake energy from the front axle and exhaust energy may be used, which places an emphasis on innovation and holds major implications for the technology that goes into future sports cars.

Embracing the opportunity for sustainable driving without compromising on legendary, world-class performance, the Porsche 919 Hybrid Engine is changing expectations in the sports car world. The Porsche 919 Hybrid’s engine will be available for viewing at race events, exhibitions, and in the Porsche Museum at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.

Craig Shostak
Porsche Centre Calgary

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