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RSS Video: Porsche shows off 919 Hybrid with Art of the Pitstop short

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In 2014, Porsche will return to the world's premier sports car racing series in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, campaigning its new 919 Hybrid. Given that it's the first time Porsche factory teams will be competing since 1998, the German automaker is treating the occasion like rendezvousing with a long-lost love. In its latest short film, The Art of the Pit Stop, the team asks "How would you prepare yourself for a meeting with the love your life after a 16-year separation?" amidst the timeless vocals of French songstress Edith Piaf.

The last time Porsche competed for the overall win at Le Mans, it took first and second place in the race. The 919 Hybrid has a lot riding on its shoulders, and it's going to take an extraordinary effort to win the world's premiere sports car enduro after such a prolonged factory absence. Scroll down to watch Porsche get ready to meet its lost love again by practicing a pit stop ballet.

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Back in 1998, Porsche had some stiff competition to win the overall spots in LeMans, they had to contend with the Mercedes CLK GTR, Toyota GT-One, Nissan R390 GT1 and the Panoz Esperante GT1.

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That year was also the infamous "flip" that claimed both a CLK GTR and Porsche 911 GT1, that lead to the hills on the back straight being leveled out.

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That new prototype car has some big shoes to fill left by the 911 GT1.

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