Three videos of new Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid launched

Posted on Monday, 15 February 2010 , 14:02:03 byEmil

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Three videos of new Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid launched

I always knew that KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) from the Formula 1 is just a big marketing strategy and that its real use will be for the street legal cars, as it slows down the Formula 1 cars quite significantly.

Williams has announced that they have developed the energy storage system that is used on the new Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. The exact same energy storage system was first developed for use in the Formula 1 by the Williams team, but they are now focusing on applying the technology in road vehicles with the help of their Hybrid Power subsidiary. The patented electromechanical composite flywheel system of Williams is an electric motor that can spin to speeds of up to 40.000 revs per minute, storing energy mechanically as rotation energy and then supplying it to the electric motors that drive the wheels. Practically, the system replaces the battery pack found in the conventional hybrid cars with important gains in space and weight savings. The fact that it can not store large quantities of energy is the only weakness of the system.

The Williams system releases up to 120 kW of electricity for short bursts of around six to eight seconds after each charge process that can be used either for additional power or to increase fuel economy.

You can watch the first video of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid here

You can watch the second video of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid here

You can watch the third video of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid here