In a dramatic finish at the end of the 24-hour race set in France, Porsche pulls ahead of Toyota to take their second consecutive and 18th overall victory.
Beginning in 1923, the 24-hour Le Mans Race is the oldest active sports car race that focuses on endurance racing. It’s been commonly referred to as the “Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency”. The purpose of this race was to challenge the car racing industry to build a car that thrives on sporty reliability and efficiency, rather than just building the fastest machine. Holding the record for most overall wins by a manufacturer with eighteen victories, Porsche has established their position as a leader in these categories. Whether you are a race car fanatic or are just looking for a reliable and stylish luxury vehicle, Porsche has proven to be a winning choice.
Taking the Trophy in the 2016 Le Mans Race
Nearing the last lap of the 24-hour race, the Porsche driving team was in a steady second place position behind Toyota. The race seemed all but over when Toyota’s prototype stopped right before the final lap, allowing the Porsche team’s Porsche 919 Hybrid to pass them and take the victory. With such a dramatic ending the Porsche team was shocked and humbled to bring home the trophy for the second consecutive year. A reporter with Newsroom’s Motor Sports division talked with Porsche’s Team Principal, Andreas Seidl, after the race who said:
“To win Le Mans is the highlight of the season and it is difficult to believe we have managed to win it twice now in what is only our third year. Now we look forward.”
Later in the interview, Seidl explained that now is the time to look at each team’s performance and take note of their strengths and weaknesses to compare with their own. This mindset is what has driven the wild success of the Porsche brand, not only in racing, but in creating reliable luxury vehicles It demonstrates their aptitude for detailed observation and creative problem solving. Porsche has established itself as an industry-leader amongst premium luxury brands. Porsche Santa Barbara is proud to be an authorized dealer, employing brand-trained Porsche professionals. So, come visit Porsche Santa Barbara to learn more about the brand that thrives in endurance and efficiency.
About Porsche Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Porsche dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave. The Porsche team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience. The sales staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs. Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Porsche vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.
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