http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhOsDzSJ0bk:600:375]

The most successful manufacturer in Le Mans, Porsche have announced they will be returning to Le Mans with a Le Mans Prototype racecar in time for the 2014 running of the legendary event. Regulations for the 2014 season still need to be confirmed, but it would not be a surprise if Hybrid technology was employed given the Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid and the recent Porsche 918 RSR Concept.

Reports suggest the decision is independent of Audi AG who have yet to confirm their future.

Porsche's Le Mans victories were recently celebrated by an Art Car livery on the Flying Lizard Porsche 911 GT3 RSR at Le Mans… obviously a prelude to this announcement.

-Andy Blackmore

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1

Lol watch it be a diesel hybrid

2

I am very much looking forward to seeing how the 918 RSR performs, and hoping to actually be at Le Mans to see it in person!

3

Yesssssssssssssssss pleas !

4

that is great news. Must mean Audi will have departed or gone GT route by 2014. They need to ditch the 911 and race the Cayman in GT as well

5

FINALLY PORSCHE HAS COME BACK TO LEMANS!!!! :-) do i smell a revival of the 956/962 days? I believe I do!

6

oooo! i thought that they had the RS spyder...

7

Audi, please don't leave us. Porsche, welcome back!

8

After all these years the great marque returns.



Here's to the best Le Mans since the late 90's.

9

Hmm... I wonder when we'll hear that Audi will be Joining F1 for the 2014 season... probably soon ;)

10

Porsche, please make a long tail 918 with a flat-12. That would be wonderful!



Either way, I'm happy to see Porsche is coming back... too bad it's going to take that long, though.

11

the winningest marque in motorsports history returns! YES!,...great news,...had a feeling that porsche sensed that ferrari was getting near porsches total of wins at lemans, and wouldn't let ferrari beat them at that total,...that being said,...will wait to see how the economy will effect this decision,...could change again if porsche sales plummet, or somesuch,...that race is REALLY expensive to produce and take part in!

12

Thanks Porsche for coming back and please dont follow the trend, dont put a diesel engine in your race car.

13

it would be sooo cool if it comes back in martini racin colours...

14

Diesels?

Hybrids?

They are only good to save fuel, not to race...

Keep kiling the soul of motorsports... Marketing FTW!

15

WOULDNT IT BE GREAT IF OTHER MAKERS RETURNED TOO! 917 V 512 BRANDS 1970 i LIVED IT. LETS GET BACK TO REAL RACING.

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[View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRDQi1YVg-c:600:375] As you know, Porsche is planning a return to

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