Porsche 919 Hybrid racing car to perform London street demo
Source : Porsche 919 Hybrid racing car to perform London street demo
Reigning WEC title holder Mark Webber will parade the Le Mans winning prototype through the streets of the capital tomorrow
The Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans racing car will be driven through the streets of London at about 0600hrs on Tuesday 27 September with FIA World Endurance Championship title holder Mark Webber behind the wheel.
The demonstration run will take place on a route of about four miles, running via Park Lane, taking in Piccadilly, Charing Cross, the Embankment, Parliament Square in addition to finishing on the east side of Westminster Bridge.
Depending on the early-morning traffic, the item will be hoped in which a return leg in addition to then a further run via Park Lane to Westminster can be completed.
The 900bhp, all-wheel-drive prototype features a top speed of about 210mph, nevertheless will have to adhere to road speed limits at all times. The roads will not be completely closed, nevertheless the Porsche will benefit via a rolling road block established by a team of eight Police outriders. London’s Congestion Charge isn’t an issue because the item doesn’t come into force until 0700hrs, besides which the 919 Hybrid isn’t road registered.
Webber said: “This kind of will be once ever in which the Porsche 919 Hybrid has been driven on a public road. I’m stoked to be behind the wheel – the item’s going to be pretty cool.”
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