From 2023, two of the hybrid prototypes according to LMDh regulations will start in the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC (also in Le Mans) and the IMSA SportsCar Championship. The 680 hp sports car prototype bears the typical colors of Porsche in motorsport: white, red and black.
“After 7,889 test kilometers in the first half of 2022, we see ourselves on the right track, but there is still some work to be done before the start of the coming season,” emphasizes Thomas Laudenbach, Head of Motorsport.
“Our new Porsche 963 should build on the great success of legendary models such as the 917, 935, 956, 962 or 919 Hybrid. I am sure that we will be well positioned in the technical area and have also created the appropriate structures on the team side in order to be able to win in the exciting competition between numerous manufacturers and different concepts.”
The experienced factory drivers Kévin Estre (France), Michael Christensen (Denmark), André Lotterer (Germany), Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) and Matt Campbell (Australia) are already available for the races in the FIA WEC endurance world championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship ), Mathieu Jaminet (France) and the two experienced sports car drivers Dane Cameron (USA) and Felipe Nasr (Brazil).
As specified by the LMDh regulations, the Porsche 963 is based on a chassis in the LMP2 category. Porsche is working with the Canadian high-tech company Multimatic on the newly developed vehicle base. The standard hybrid components are contributed by Bosch, Williams Advanced Engineering and Xtrac.