Webber Porsche 919 electrifies London streets
Porsche found an elaborate way to showcase its most advanced racetrack and road car technology when the World Endurance Championship crushing 919 Hybrid and the all-new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid toured central London.
Driven by 2015 WEC titleholder Mark Webber, the 919 and Panamera took a route that encompassed famous landmarks through Hyde Park Corner, Regents Street, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square before the police controlled stunt finished at London County Hall Hotel next to the London Eye.
It was the global debut of the Panamera which transcends many of the petrol/electric features seen in the 919 LMP1 machine.
The controlled exercise was conducted as dawn broke on the English capital.
It wasn’t the first time Webber has driven a top flight race car through an iconic city having toured the Sydney Harbour Bridge in a Williams Formula 1 machine 11 years ago.