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The monster born out of Porsche's frustration

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The monster born out of Porsche's frustration
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Nov 9, 2018, 12:13 PM

After two record runs in a year of farewell touring, Porsche's Evo has been retired. The car was an extreme final step, only made possible when the manufacturer withdrew from the WEC, but its legacy will likely live on through Porsche's future exploits.

Porsche's withdrawal from the World Endurance Championship ended a great period for sportscar racing. Some of the battles against Toyota and Audi between 2014-17 were epic, and Porsche's exit - following that of Audi - put the championship at a crossroads.

Dissatisfaction with future regulations, which Porsche felt "simplified" the high-tech hybrid class, and a new focus on its Formula E entry in 2019-20, contributed to that decision. But that wasn't the end of the 919's story, which includes three drivers' titles, three manufacturers' crowns and a trio of Le Mans 24 Hours successes.

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Author Tom Errington