Video: Porsche GT3 R Hybrid Hits the Track

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

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Porsche has just released a short clip of its upcoming GT3 R Hybrid race car, that it plans to debut at the Geneva Auto Show next month. Based on the GT3 chassis, the race car is powered by a traditional 4.0-liter flat-six engine making 480-hp at the rear wheels. In addition, two electric motors power the front wheels, with 60 kW of power going to each axle. The driver will be able to call up this extra power on-demand, giving the GT3 R a temporary all-wheel drive setup as well. The power surge is expected to last between 6 and 8 seconds.

Power for the electric motors comes via a flywheel generator that operates as a regenerative braking system, powering-up the on-board battery under braking.

Porsche intends to compete with the GT3 R Hybrid at the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring race, which runs from May 15th to 16th.

We’ll bring you more on the GT3 R Hybrid with live coverage of the Geneva Auto Show starting March 2nd.

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