Porsche has announced plans to develop a new "LMP1 sports prototype" for their highly-anticipated return to Le Mans in 2014.

The company withheld full details, but said the car could feature hybrid technology and will be a worthy successor to the RS Spyder, 911 GT1, and 917 Kurzheck Coupe.

According to Porsche CEO Matthias Müller, "Motorsport was always an essential part of the Porsche brand, so for us it was only a matter of time before we returned as a factory to the top league of racing. Porsche's successes in Le Mans are unrivalled. We want to follow up on this with the 17th outright victory."

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