Storming the big smoke

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LE MANS WINNER: Porsche 919 Hybrid

DAREDEVIL driver Mark Webber staged a wild stunt on the congested streets of central London when he took the Le Mans-winning Porsche 919 hybrid racing car out for a four-mile sprint from Park Lane to Westminster Bridge.

Webber was offering an early glimpse of the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid model and managed to stay under the city’s speed limit due to a tight outrider police escort, despite having almost 1,000hp under his toes. 

Porsche’s 919 Hybrid won Le Mans two years running after making its race debut in 2014 and boasts a 2.0 litre V4 petrol engine with an electric motor. 

Australian Mark Webber competes in the World Endurance Championship for Porsche after a hugely successful Formula One career with Jaguar, Williams and Red Bull. 

He has history performing city racing stunts having torn across Sydney harbour Bridge in 2005 powered by a BMW V10 engine with 900hp.

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