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Latest model: Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0 2011
Porsche AG will enter the Nürburgring 24 hour race on June 25, 2011, with a more advanced version of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. The priority for this latest edition was improvement of efficiency via the targeted optimization of hybrid elements, which also resulted in a 20 percent weight reduction. Version 2. 0of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid is tailored to achieve the same lap times as its predecessor but with less fuel consumption.
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The basic design of the hybrid was adopted from the previous model. A portal axle with two electric motors drives the front wheels and supplements the four-liter - depending on the balance of performance classification - about 470 hp, six-cylinder boxer motor at the back. The output of both electric motors has increased from 60 to 75 kilowatts every. For bursts of multiple seconds at a time, drivers now have almost an add-on 200 hp at their disposal with the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2. Depending on the programming, this performance is automatically activated via use of the throttle pedal. Moreover, pilots can manually call up this extra performance, for instance when overtaking.
The electric flywheel accumulator, with its rotor spinning up to 40000, rpm and storing energy mechanically as rotational energy, is now housed with the other hybrid elements in a carbon fiber security cell on the passenger's side.
At first glance, the new GT3 R Hybrid is clearly distinguishable from the previous model. due to the optimization of the hybrid system's high voltage elements, the big louvers in front of the back fenders were no longer necessary. This reduces drag and also lowers fuel consumption. All in all, the weight of the car decreased from 1350, to 1300, kilograms.