Exactly 110 years after Ferdinand Porsche developed the world’s first hybrid model, the Porsche team, take again the idea of drive and puts it into a concept based on a production model GT racing oriented.
The innovative hybrid technology that has this model was developed specifically for the competition, is famous for its configuration and components conventional hybrid systems. In this case, the front axle has two electric motors that generate 60 kw each, which complements the engine of 480 hp six-cylinder found in the back of the model.
An important point to note is that instead of the common batteries of hybrid vehicles, has an electric generator that provides power to electric motors.
The generator itself is an electric motor with a rotor that spins at 40,000 rpm, accumulating mechanical energy as rotational energy. The power generator recharges when the pilot applied the brakes, the electric motors in turn also generate energy by spinning in the opposite direction when braking.
The energy can be used for an acceleration in a curve or to make a deposit, this energy can be released through a button on the steering wheel and generates a total of 120 kW in the front axle. This additional power is available to the driver after each charging process by about 6 to 8 seconds.
Depending on the conditions of competition, the hybrid system can be used not only to generate extra power, but also to save fuel. This helps improve efficiency and thus the performance of the 911 GT3 R hybrid, for example, by reducing the amount of fuel required in the tank, reducing weight or delaying entry into the pits.
After its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, Porsche 911 GT3 R hybrid will be tested in long distance competitions in the Nürburgring. The most important test of this testing program will be 24 hours on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring between 15 and 16 May. The objective we want to achieve is not the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid wins the race, but acts as a spearhead in terms of technology and to provide knowledge on the use of hybrid technology for competitive sports models .
The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid is the perfect example of the philosophy of Porsche intelligent performance, a principle found in every model Porsche: More power with less fuel, more efficiency and lower CO2 emissions, either at the track and in the streets.