After we know Porsche was plan release a hybrid Porsche Cayenne at the Geneva Show, news of a hybrid 911 admittedly caught us a little off guard. But the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car, which will join the Cayenne on Porsche’s Geneva stand, is a far cry from your conventional hybrid. The main principle of making the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid is as more power on less fuel, more efficiency and lower CO2 emissions on the race track and on the road.
The new 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid is clearly distinguishable from the 2010 model. Thanks to the optimisation of the hybrid system’s high voltage components, the large louvres in front of the rear fenders were no longer necessary. This reduces drag and also lowers fuel consumption. All in all, the weight of the vehicle decreased from 1,350 to 1,300 kilograms. The system’s primary benefit, Porsche says, is in fuel economy gains. Porsche is going to enter its newest creation in the 24-hour Nurburgring endurance race, where better mileage should make a significant impact by requiring fewer pit stops.
The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid has a clever performance, customers can buy a Porsche 911 coupe with a six-cylinder 345 bhp engine which can return nearly 30mpg Combined and produces just 225 g/km CO2. Uniquely, an electrical front axle drive with two electric motors each developing 60 kW supplements the familiar 480 hp (353 kW) four-litre flat-six ‘boxer’ petrol engine at the rear of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. Consequently, the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid has four driven wheels, offering even greater traction and agility.
The hybrid car 911 GT3 R has also been completely redesigned. Most of the gauges and controls are passed to the steering wheel. Drivers can use the other functions through backlit buttons now in the center console. Were given priority on ergonomics and design course for drivers – especially in the dark.