Porsche 919 Evo to make Nordschleife demo run

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Porsche 919 Evo to make Nordschleife demo run
Jamie Klein
By: Jamie Klein
May 7, 2018, 9:16 AM

The Porsche 919 Evo will make its first public appearance when it completes a demo lap on the Nurburgring Nordschleife this weekend.

Porsche 956 C, Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo
Timo Bernhard
Porsche 956 C, Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo
Porsche 956 C, Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo

Two-time FIA World Endurance Champion Timo Bernhard drive the 919 Evo during a show run at this weekend's Nurburgring 24 Hours. He will be joined by Porsche legend Hans-Joachim Stuck, who will be at the wheel of a 956 C [pictured above].

It follows Neel Jani's Formula 1 lap record-busting run in the 919 Evo at Spa last month, which kicked off a 'World Tour' Porsche is undertaking to celebrate its hat-trick of WEC LMP1 drivers' and manufacturers' titles in 2015-17.

Among the modifications made from the 2017 version of the 919 are an increase of more than 200bhp developed by the 2.0 V4 engine, a larger front splitter and rear wing, DRS systems front and rear and more hybrid power than the amount permitted by LMP1 regulations.

It hit a top speed of 359km/h (223mph) during Jani's run at Spa, where the Swiss driver posted a lap 0.783 seconds than Lewis Hamilton's F1 pole laptime at last year's Belgian Grand Prix.

The 919 Evo will be seen again later in the year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, at Brands Hatch in September and at Laguna Seca in October.

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