Porsche 919 Hybrid racing car performs London street demo
Source : Porsche 919 Hybrid racing car performs London street demo
Reigning WEC title holder Mark Webber drove the Le Mans winning prototype through the streets of the capital This kind of morning
The Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans racing car was driven through the streets of London This kind of morning (Tuesday) with FIA World Endurance Championship title holder Mark Webber behind the wheel.
The demonstration run took place on a route of about four miles, running via Park Lane, taking in Piccadilly, Charing Cross, the Embankment, Parliament Square along with finishing on the east side of Westminster Bridge.
A return leg along with then a further run via Park Lane to Westminster was completed.
The 900bhp, all-wheel-drive racing prototype includes a top speed of about 210mph, however had to adhere to road speed limits at all times.
The roads were not completely closed, however the Porsche convoy benefited via a rolling road block established by a team of eight Police outriders. London’s Congestion Charge wasn’t an issue because of which doesn’t come into force until 0700hrs, besides which the 919 Hybrid isn’t road registered.
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