February 11, 2010
Porsche 911 GT3R Hybrid: shown at Geneva, Raced at the 'Ring
Porsche will show a hybrid 997 gt3 R at the Geneva auto show and enter it in the Nurburgring 24 hour this spring. The car, based on the RSR chassis, will reportedly use a flywheel inertia type KERS rather than a battery system. Most bizarre is the resulting extra 80hp will be used to drive, via two electric motors, the front wheels!
This hybrid system could lead to a return of an official Porsche factory team (as opposed to factory sponsored teams?) to Le Mans in the near future.
Ferrari had recently announced a 599 hybrid prototype will be in Geneva.
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