As part of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a race car that expressly typifies the philosophy of “Porsche Intelligent Performance” will turn demonstration laps: The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, featuring two electric motors at the front axle each developing 60 kilowatt to supplement the 480 horsepower normally-aspirated rear-engine. Under braking, the 911 GT3 R Hybrid converts kinetic energy into electrical energy and stores it in a flywheel.
Porsche works driver Marc Lieb (Germany) will pilot the 911 GT3 R Hybrid and present it to fans around the track on Thursday evening and Friday morning. Over the entire weekend, visitors to the circuit can also see the vehicle up close in the paddock.
Recently at the 24 hour race on the Nürburgring, the 911 GT3 R Hybrid turned heads. Over more than eight hours, the orange-and-white liveried racer from Weissach led the field and impressed with its excellent efficiency until it retired 1:45 hours before the finish with engine damage. During the race, the vehicle demonstrated just what the Porsche hybrid technology is capable of, even at this early stage of development.
– Porsche Motorsport