Porsche has released the first pictures of their LMP1 sports prototype which will compete in the World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014.

Porsche has released the first pictures of their LMP1 sports prototype which will compete in the World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014.

Recently tested in front of the company's board, the LMP1 sports prototype was driven by Timo Bernhard who remarked “I’m very proud that I was the one to take our baby through its first paces today."

Porsche didn't have much to say about the car but we can see that it features ventilated fenders, a vertical stabilizer and a prominent rear wing. There's also a front splitter and distinctive LED headlights.

According to Porsche LMP1 Head Fritz Enzinger, "Our newly formed team has worked with utmost concentration on getting this highly complex vehicle on the track as soon as possible. This allows us a few additional weeks for more testing and further development."

Porsche CEO Matthias Müller added “The engineers were able to start with a blank sheet of paper in the design of the new LMP1 car that was out here today on the Weissach race track for the first time. Hence, they were able to apply many new technologies within the framework of the regulations that will also benefit the customers of our road legal automobiles in the future. After all, there’s a race car in every Porsche.”

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