Porsche is setting another monument to the legendary 919 Hybrid - with a limited edition of vinyl plates made from the original tyres of the race car.
Porsche and Le Mans is a story that goes back decades. In 2017, after three overall victories in a row, the legendary 919 Hybrid bid its farewell to the LMP1 class in Le Mans. Now, Porsche decided to give it one last tribute. The famous wheels that ran on the 919 Hybrid have been immortalised. A vinyl record has been pressed from the tyres of this legendary race car. And on the vinyl listeners find a journey through the history of Porsche at Le Mans. The record’s name: “The 24 Minutes of Le Mans.”
24 iconic stories on one vinyl plate
In a stirring 24-minute audio experience, Porsche tells 24 iconic stories and recounts the impressive history of Porsche on the legendary race course. Not on its own: For the 24 tracks, the sports cars manufacturer is joined by racing royalty and Le Mans legends. Dr. Wolfgang Porsche describes his experiences at the race as a boy. Chad McQueen talks about sitting on his father’s lap in a race car. And Hans-Joachim Stuck lives through one of our biggest tragedies once again. These “24 Minutes of Le Mans” history are like no other.
The numbers 1 through 24 of the 200-piece limited edition will be up for auction. On a single day. Over the course of 24 hours. One every hour. The proceeds will be donated to Loisirs Pluriel in Le Mans, an organisation supporting disabled children all over France. The auction starts at February 24 from 00.01 a.m. (CET) here: 24minutesoflemans.com
The track will be available on streaming platforms
To allow as many Porsche and racing fans to enjoy the audio documentary contained on the record, Porsche is making the entire track available for free on various streaming platforms as well. They include Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer, Napster, Shazam and Anghami.
After a fiercely-contested race at the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC in the USA, Porsche celebrated its fourth podium result of the season. The reigning champions Kévin Estre (France) and Michael Christensen (Denmark) concluded the six-hour race in Austin on second place in the GTE-Pro class