Farewelling a hybrid beast, as Porsche swings focus to Formula E

Porsche might not be part of the World Endurance Championship anymore, but it hasn't locked the 919 Hybrid away in a shed. Along with the 919 Hybrid Evo's lap-record breaking antics, a regular 919 Hybrid has proven its versatility, lapping New York as part of its farewell tour.

After its withdrawal from the World Endurance Championship (WEC), Porsche was left with a half-developed race car. Rather than binning all that hard work, the engineering team decided to turn one example into the ultimate one-lap beast, unrestrained by stifling regulations.

It also hung onto a 'regular' 919 for a farewell tour – and that's the car pictured here. Power comes from a hybrid system consisting of a V4 petrol engine making 373kW and an electric motor making 298kW, while its previous pilots include Mark Webber and Neel Jani.

Check out the video above, and let us know your favourite racing Porsche in the comments.