So perhaps some gloating is in order. The carmaker released a new batch of photos and made a video smackdown speaking directly to the track known as The Green Hell. A voiceover, embodying the 1,160-horsepower 919 Hybrid Evo, says it's the 'Ring's "worst nightmare" and vows to defeat the track. When it does, it crowns itself the "New king of the ring."
Hard to argue that point — for the moment, at least. Now that the FIA has a Hypercar Class that resurrects a feasibly-production-related run-what-you-brung philosophy at the front of the field, perhaps we won't need to wait another 35 years for a new king.