Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid

I must admit that sustainable technology in the automotive world can come off as a bit uncool sometimes (ahem… Prius). But when a race car can peal the tarmac off the ground while planting seeds for a sustainable future, now that’s a dandy proposition!

For the R Hybrid, Porsche is using a 4.0 liter flat-six engine putting out 480 hp, joined with 2 electric motors powering the front wheels. Then, with the use of a flywheel spinning at approx. 40,000 rpm, developed by Williams F1, the unit will acts as a storage mechanism for approx. 120 kilowatts of energy retained under braking.

With the touch of a steering wheel-mounted button, the driver can unleash approximately 160 horsepower on the front wheels in six to eight second stints (similar to the Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems used in F1 cars). Bring this technology to production cars please!

[Source: Autoblog]

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One Comment on “Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid”

  1. Kuwaity Says:

    Great! This is just perfect for a sports car.

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