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Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Race Car is the First Hybrid I Would Own

by Shane McGlaun
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If you walk up to a bunch of automotive enthusiasts and start talking about the virtues of a hybrid we might listen if only because we need someone to buy the Prius and Focus Hybrids, so the V8’s we really like can continue on thanks to CAFE. You won’t catch a lot of us excited to talk hybrid tech though. Porsche has a sweet hybrid system that it crams inside a bad ass 911 GT3 R Hybrid that it is talking up and this is currently the only hybrid I would consider owning.

The car has a 480hp naturally aspirated 4L flat-six that Porsche is famous for that drives the rear wheels. The racecar also has an electro-mechanical flywheel system that might one day make it to some of the Porsche road cars. The tech is really cool and allows for a hybrid system that needs no batteries. That flywheel makes energy that is sent to a pair of 60-kilowatt electric motors that are mounted in the front axle assembly of the racecar and propel the front wheels.

That means that when the electric power is activated the car has all wheel drive. The electric power can be unleashed selectively to give the car extra acceleration out of corners and when overtaking. Basically, the car has a button like Fast & Furious that unleashes electric boost rather than nitrous.

[via AutoWeek]

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