Porsche will unveil the Porsche 919 Hybrid race car as a world premiere in Geneva this week; this hybrid race car will compete in the LMP1 category of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) this year.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans will be part of the races in which this hybrid race car will compete.

Porsche stated the new efficiency-based regulations of the WEC stipulate innovative hybrid drives; the 919 Hybrid (918 Spyder Hybrid shown) can therefore be regarded as a research laboratory for the technology of future Porsche production vehicles.

The LMP1 hybrid race car will share the Porsche stage in Geneva by the Porsche 911 RSR which will also be racing in all eight rounds of the WEC this season, in the GT category.