Porsche gives 911 GT3 R hybrid more power, less weight
March 18, 2011
There are two ways to go to a car faster, you can add or subtract weight and Porsche have done a little of both its new 911 GT3 R hybrid race as preparation for this year’s Nurburgring 24-hour race. Porsche has in the past year, it set the version of a 50 kg diet, and pushed the production of each car of the two KERS-powered front-wheel electric motors to 21 hp (which operates 202 ‘lectric horses and 480 of the ICE range for a patch-melting 682hp in total). The boys from Stuttgart hope that Jenny Craig routine improves performance, fuel economy, and the car odds of the endurance event in June. The hybrid drive technology – originally from Williams’ F1 cars sources – made an appearance in the company 918 RSR hybrid and is largely unchanged from the 2010 model year. Unfortunately it is a race-only situation, what with KERS flywheel Riding shotgun, but we are certainly one of the hundreds of other technologically inclined 911 variations on your need for speed still.