Porsche Macan S Diesel, 919 Hybrid prototype and 911 RSR at Geneva

At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Porsche is hailing its return to the top tier of sports car racing by rolling out the new Porsche 919 Hybrid for the LMP1 category of the sports car World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2014, with the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the undisputed climax of the season.

The new efficiency-based regulations of the WEC stipulate innovative hybrid drives. The 919 Hybrid can therefore be regarded as a research laboratory for the technology of future production vehicles.

Porsche_MacanThe innovative prototype will be flanked on the stage in Geneva by the Porsche 911 RSR, as it will on the grid of all eight WEC races in eight countries across four continents. In addition, the 911 RSR will race in the North American TUDOR United Sports Car Championship where it began the motorsports season with a victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

With focus on its return to the world of motorsports, the highlight is the world premiere of the new Porsche 919 Hybrid for the top category of the sports car World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2014, with the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the undisputed highlight of the season.

The new efficiency-based regulations of the WEC stipulate innovative hybrid drives. The 919 Hybrid can therefore be regarded as a research laboratory for the technology of future production vehicles. The innovative prototype will be flanked on the stage in Geneva by the Porsche 911 RSR, as it will in all eight WEC races.

What’s more, Porsche is presenting the Macan S Diesel to the public for the first time, whilst the 911 Targa2) is celebrating its European debut. Porsche is presenting the S Diesel model to the public for the first time in Geneva. The Macan S Diesel features a turbocharged 258 hp engine with PDK transmission, and lines up alongside the two petrol-engined models, the 340 hp 3.0-litre V6 Macan S and 400 hp 3.6-litre V6 Macan Turbo. Active all-wheel drive with Porsche Traction Management is standard on all models.

The 911 Targa is also celebrating its European debut next week. The styling cues of this new model pay homage to the original 911 Targa design from 1960s. It features an innovative electric folding centre roof section, and curved glass rear window.