Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2011 posters

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0

Porsche AG will compete in the Nürburgring 24 hour race on June 25, 2011, with the updated version of its Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. The aim of this new model was to improve its efficiency by fine-tuning the hybrid components, resulting in a 20 percent decrease in weight. Compared to the previous one, the new 911GT3 R Hybrid 2.0 should have the same lap times but consume less fuel. The hybrid system remains the same as the previous edition, with a portal axle comprised of two electric motors powering up the front wheels and a four-liter boxer engine producing around 470 hp at the rear. However, the output of the electric motors was increased from 60 to 75 kilowatts. Now, the drivers have an additional 200 hp in bursts of a few seconds which can be automatically triggered through the throttle pedal or activated manually, for instance when overtaking. The electric flywheel accumulator, which stores energy as rotational motion up to its 40,000 rpm limit, has now been housed in a carbon fiber safety cell at the passenger's side. The optimized design of the high voltage components allowed the removal of the large louvers from the rear fenders which decreases drag and further reduces fuel usage. This modification brings the weight of the vehicle from 1,350 to 1,300 kilograms. "We have collected a significant amount of data from our races on the Nürburgring, the ALMS event at Road Atlanta, and the ILMC race on China's Zhuhai; with this, we were able to advance in the development of our racing laboratory," says Hartmut Kristen, leader of Porsche motorsport. "Our main aim was to increase the efficiency by maintaining the same lap times in 2010 while using less fuel. This way, we can improve the future of road-going, sporty hybrid cars." The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0 stands out from its predecessor thanks to its redesigned cockpit, with controls and displays now concentrated on the steering wheel and the functions accessible through illuminated buttons on the centre console. The focus on this vehicle was to provide ergonomics and an uncluttered layout, particularly in the dark. The new Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid exemplifies Porsche's 'Intelligent Performance' philosophy; more power on less fuel, with greater efficiency and decreased CO2 emissions, both on the race course and on the street.

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