Porsche to Join New FIA Race Series In 2014

Porsche to Join New FIA Race Series In 2014

Porsche and racing go hand in hand, however, the German sports car maker continues to shy away from the likes of Formula 1 and the DTM series.

Now there is news that Porsche will compete in a new class of motorsport in 2014. So far the details for this new series are very scarce. All we know is that it is sanctioned by the FIA, the governing body that overlooks Formula 1 and other top-tier motorsports around the world.

Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller said “FIA is working on a concept. Other brands have already shown interest.”

It is believed that Audi, Peugeot and Toyota are also interested in this new series. No word as to what the cars will look like and what sort of engines they’ll be using.

2014 will also mark the return of Porsche to the Le Mans series of endurance racing, where it is believed the German automaker will compete using a hybrid.

[Source: Automotive News]