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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Porsche GT3 R Hybrid driven by (w/Video)

Autocar's Steve Sutcliffe got the chance to lap the German Eurospeedway in the Porsche GT3 R Hybrid.

Sutcliffe gives running commentary on what it's like to drive, notably explaining how he has to make sure not to add that extra 160-horsepower electric boost coming out of corners. As hitting the boost button instantly turns the car into an All Wheel Drive, I would have thought more traction out of corners is an advantage?

Illustration of the flywheel system operating is provided by an on-screen telemetry graphic. It shows how the energy used to 'boost' an extra 160 hp down a straight is immediately re-collected while braking at the other end of the same straight. It's not hard to imagine how this helped the 911 Hybrid avoid having to make 5 full pit stops for fuel during the Nurburgring 24 Hour, Brilliant!

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dancilhoney said...

This video is fantastic! Hope to see more soon.But quality has been a complaint for years. vehicle testing

Andrew Jacob said...

Looking great, so now i can run an electric, environmental friendly car in sports brand also..........

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