Ever wanted to own a Porsche 919 Hybrid? Well, now you can. Sort of. Porsche Asia Pacific has announced that it will be auctioning a 1:1 scale replica of its Le Mans-competing LMP1 race machine in order to raise funds for SportsCare, a foundation dedicated to enriching the lives of underprivileged children, at-risk youth, needy seniors and disabled individuals.

Only 13 units of 1:1 replicas exist worldwide, with said unit slated to one of the few privately-owned mock-ups when the auction concludes. With that said, interested parties will be able to lock in their bids on eBay via www.919hybridauction.com – a minimum bid amount of SG$10,000 (RM27,669).

“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,” said Martin Limpert, MD of Porsche Asia Pacific.


Said auction is due to begin on June 8 and conclude on June 14 at 9 pm (Singapore time, GMT+8) to coincide with the ending of the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

The Porsche 919 Hybrid made its competitive debut at the 2014 6 Hours of Silverstone endurance race. Powered by a 2.0 litre, direct-injected V4 engine and paired to a lithium-ion battery-powered hybrid motor, the 919 Hybrid achieved an eleventh place finish at the 2014 Le Mans race after its sister car (No. 20) suffered a broken anti-roll bar and was unable to return to the track in time.

GALLERY: Porsche 919 Hybrid in Malaysia