First Impressions from Geneva 2010: Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid

During Porsche’s press conference at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, German automaker has made several other debuts except Porsche 918 Spyder Concept, and one of them is the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, according to the AutoBlog.

During Porsche’s press conference at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, German automaker has made several other debuts except Porsche 918 Spyder Concept, and one of them is the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, according to the AutoBlog.

It’s the first Porsche’s racecar to feature electric power sourced from a duo of motors that send power to a generator attached the flywheel. The motors are charged whenever the brakes are applied, and the driver can use the extra power for 6-8 seconds for overtaking.

Porsche plans to do extensive testing with its new the 911 GT3 R Hybrid after jetting from Geneva, including a trial-by-fire at the Nürburgring 24 Hour race, May 15th-16th, 2010. Porsche claims that it has no intention of winning the race, but we all know what these words mean. You can get more details on the car from the high-res gallery of live shots below. [via AutoBlog]

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