Here is some exciting news for those of you who love your super cars and racing but are also all for being ‘green.’ The new Porsche 911 GTR R hybrid is being prepared this year’s Nurburgring 24 hour race this year. It has been made lighter and more powerful in order to optimize top speeds.
It is the same vehicle used last year except Porsche have given it a 21hp bump up and a weight loss of 50kg. the output of the 911 GTR R’s two KERS-powered electric front-wheel motors now produce 202 electric horses added with its 480hp ICE adding up to a total of 682hp.
The aim of the Stuttgart based auto manufacturers are hoping these tweaks will improve the hybrid’s chance of winning come June at the endurance testing event. Improved fuel economy and performance is what is expected.
This hybrid technology originates from Williams’ F1 motors and although it is only set to feature in the 911 GTR R racing car, there are hundreds of other 911s that prioritize technology that you can get your hands on to satisfy your need for speed.
If you’d like to know more you can check out the article at AutoBlog where you will also find videos of the Porsche in action and a full press release. What do you think of this vehicle’s improvements? What are its chances of winning at Nurburgring?