Porsche will return to Le Mans in search of its 17th win in 2014. Since the late 1960s, the marque has become synonymous with the 24 Hours and claimed some stunning victories.
AUTOSPORT takes a look at some of Porsche's most dramatic, most dominant and most memorable wins to mark the announcement that it's headed back to la Sarthe.
10. A new start (1976)
Jacky Ickx/Gijs van Lennep - Porsche 936 Spyder © LAT
The new Porsche 936 Spyder made a victorious Le Mans debut, with Jacky Ickx and Gijs van Lennep at the wheel. The main opposition came from the Alpine-Renault team, which led early on, only for the Porsche to take the lead.
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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.