What’s the Porsche 919 Speed Secret?


MARKHAM, Ontario (June 3, 2014) – Lately there’s been speculation on how and why Porsche’s 919 hybrid prototype has managed front-running pace since its debut. Is it the car’s complex hybrid system? Its relocated flow conditioners and brake cooling ducts? Perhaps even some flexing bodywork? While Racecar Engineering magazine has assembled a running dossier of the 919 finer details, a recent office poll suggests that the prototype’s performance may be related to components revealed at round two in Belgium, when the car was photographed with its bodywork removed: nestled in the front bulkhead, and atop the gearbox out back, one can see some distinctive blue and gold bits with four barely discernible but almost magical letters on them: DSSV