Porsche Upgrades 911 GT3 R Hybrid To Version 2.0

March 17, 2011 at 9:18 pm

As the first company to officially use a hybrid vehicle in a race, Porsche is now after the first victory. Last year at the Nurburgring 24-hour race the 911 GT3 R Hybrid showed a great performance but had to retire very close to the end of the race due to a technical difficulty.

The new version 2.0 should be alright though! The upgraded edition which will compete at this year’s event is thoroughly revised and optimized for better reliability and also efficiency. The focus here was not particularity on making the car faster. Instead they made it more fuel efficient which is actually more important in endurance racing than speed! It means the car can do more laps with each tank of fuel.

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Other high lights of the new model include a revised flywheel, uprated electric motors that power the front axle whenever needed either automatically or manually, new and optimized air intakes, and an ergonomic steering wheel with all the displays and buttons located on it for ease of use.

Porsche clearly wants to become the leader in hybrid racing as they also have the 918 RSR hybrid in development.

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