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The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo has taken headlines all year with its record-chasing - but its conception was always about far more than just making it into the history books.
The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo's clear visual differences from its World Endurance Championship LMP1 challenger origins suggest an undertaking that began with a blank piece of paper. Instead, the finance men and logic won out over white-knuckle record chasing.
After all, why should Porsche commit boatloads of cash to a programme it ended when it withdrew from the WEC following the 2017 season after the dieselgate scandal and the realisation of Formula E ambitions?
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