It is hard to understand the incredible speed of modern LMP1 cars, but the video ...
It is hard to understand the incredible speed of modern LMP1 cars, but the video below certainly helps with that. Featured here are the Porsche 919 and the Toyota TS050 testing at the World Endurance Championship (WEC) Prologue in Monza.
The TS050 and 919 aren’t just fast because they make around 900 hp each, but they are fast because of their incredible aerodynamics and advanced hybrid systems.
Really, these modern LMP1 machines are like Formula 1 cars with more bodywork. In person, they are an incredible sight.
Of course, everyone is wondering which of the two vehicles is faster. Toyota took top two slots at last weekend’s testing in Monza, and pre-season testing doesn’t necessarily indicate who’s really the fastest of the two.
Both Toyota and Porsche could be sandbagging considerably. And besides that, in endurance racing, it is not just about being the quickest cat on the track. As Toyota found out at the 24H of Le Mans last year, reliability is unarguably more important.
Even without Audi racing this year, the fight between Porsche and Toyota should be an exciting one. We will see Porsche and Toyota battle at the first WEC race of the season, the Silverstone Six Hours on April 16th.
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