The Porsche 919 Hybrid full-sized design prototype to be auctioned for charity

Automotive Press Releases Tuesday June 16, 2015 14:25
Bangkok--16 Jun--AAS Auto Service

Porsche Asia Pacific joins forces with the importers in the region to raise funds for SportCares, a foundation that passionately works to improve the lives of underprivileged children, at-risk youth, needy seniors and members of community with disabilities. A full-sized replica of the Porsche 919 Hybrid will be on sale to raise funds the chosen charity. Only 13 such 1:1 scale replicas exist worldwide and the car on sale will be one of the examples to be privately-owned. Such replicas or mock-ups as they are otherwise known, serve as important development prototypes that car manufacturers use for studies. Very rarely are these models allowed to leave the factory yet alone be available for sale.

Interested buyers worldwide are welcome to make bids online on eBay with a minimum bid amount of SGD 10,000 at http://www.919hybridauction.com/. The auction will start on Monday, June 8th and will end on Sunday, June 14th, at 9 p.m. (Singapore time, GMT+8), coinciding with the end of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race where Porsche is competing with three 919 Hybrid race teams and 120 team members, in front of 2,500 media representatives from 49 countries and 270,000 spectators will be on site.

Martin Limpert, Managing Director of Porsche Asia Pacific, said: “It is an amazing honour to have the rare 919 Hybrid mock up car brought to the region, creating awareness of our comeback to Le Mans in 2014, as well as to emphasize our strong roots in motorsports – our spirit. Porsche is engaged in motorsports out of principle, rather than pride. Racing is the laboratory of our vision. The 919 Hybrid replica visited six countries in our region in almost a year and has been well received by Porsche enthusiasts and fans. Now we would like to do more for the society and hope that the 919 Hybrid auction will generate funds to help the ones in need.”


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