Porsche's Neel Jani and Timo Bernhardt have both clocked qualifying times in the 919 Hybrid that eclipse the previous record (for the current configuration that is) set by the Peugeot 908 HDI in 2008.
The reborn Venturi Automobiles may have changed the historic automaker's focus from performance cars to green technology, but back in the day – conceived, as it was, as a French rival to Ferrari – Venturi pulled off some noteworthy performances at Le Mans. Following that tradition, Venturi has now announced that it will establish a new factory in the French town of La Sarthe, home to the famous 24 hour race.
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