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