In 2014, Porsche will return to the world's premier sports car racing series in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, campaigning its new 919 Hybrid. Given that it's the first time Porsche factory teams will be competing since 1998, the German automaker is treating the occasion like rendezvousing with a long-lost love. In its latest short film, The Art of the Pit Stop, the team asks "How would you prepare yourself for a meeting with the love your life after a 16-year separation?" amidst the timeless vocals of French songstress Edith Piaf.

The last time Porsche competed for the overall win at Le Mans, it took first and second place in the race. The 919 Hybrid has a lot riding on its shoulders, and it's going to take an extraordinary effort to win the world's premiere sports car enduro after such a prolonged factory absence. Scroll down to watch Porsche get ready to meet its lost love again by practicing a pit stop ballet.


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      Moosetang
      • 10 Months Ago
      Very pretty, Porsche, now beat Audi.
      citroen_2cv
      • 10 Months Ago
      Nice vid and music but if you ask me, for a date after 16 years I would change the car liveries , that a little too 'informal' to my taste.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 10 Months Ago
      Technically, they haven't been absent for 16 years. They have campaigned GT-class cars, as well as backing the RS Spyders of a few years back that ran in P2. In several instances, they beat the faster Audis in P1 overall. It's definitely not wise to count them out.
      SloopJohnB
      • 10 Months Ago
      So what about Audi? Guess the corporate heads are going to have Audi BOHICA?
      transpower
      • 10 Months Ago
      What is the difference between the 918 and the 919???