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Hybrid Porsche 911 GT3 R Wins China Race

The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid wiped the floor with its similarly engined competition over the weekend, the Porsche was able to run for longer on less fuel thanks to its remarkable economy and the power surge offered by the KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) hybrid drivetrain. KERS is essentially a weighted flywheel that stores energy otherwise lost under braking by spinning at up to 50,000rpm on low resistance bearings. When the driver needs the power boost they hit the KERS button and receive a nitrous oxide style power boost. Lanjut →

Hybrid Porsche 911 GT3 R Finishes In 18th Place In ALMS Debut

Porsche’s Hybrid 911 GT3 R managed an 18th place finish in its first American Le Mans Series race over the weekend. The car could have done much better however it suffered from a bad tire choice made by the team, by all accounts the KERS hybrid system worked flawlessly throughout the race. Lanjut →

Porsche is road testing 3 new all electric Boxster Coupés

Porsche is pushing hard into both the hybrid and electric car technology arenas this year and the official announcement yesterday that they have already developed and deployed 3 100% electric Boxsters for daily road testing in and around Stuttgart only seems to reaffirm this push into the brave new world of electric propulsion. History buffs will be quick to point out the Ferdinand Porsche, the founder of Porsche, was building and racing both hybrid and all electric cars around the turn of the century so it seems only fitting that Porsche would set its sights on developing modern cars that echo the forward thinking of the company’s founder. Lanjut →

Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid

The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid has been a head turner since Porsche whipped the sheets off it at this years Geneva Motorshow, the car has a hybrid KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) developed for them by the Williams Formula 1 team. In essence this is a flywheel that stores energy otherwise lost under braking by spinning at up to 40,000 rpm, when the boost is required the driver hits a paddle and releases 160hp of additional power to the front wheels through twin electric motors. 160hp doesn’t sound like a whole lot however the car already has a 480hp petrol engine in the back powering the rear wheels, so this hybrid has serious pulling power. Lanjut →

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