Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0 will be tested at Nurburgring

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0 will be tested at Nurburgring

The newly introduced updated version of the Porsche 911 GT3 racer is scheduled to enter the Nurburgring 24 hour VLN race, which is set to take place on June 25. The engineers aim to test further developments. Marking the race debut of the 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0, the test is to be conducted on April 30. The racer is going to be driven by Porsche works drivers Joerg Bergmeister, Marco Holzer and Patrick Long. Through targeted optimization, the weight of the vehicle was reduced from 1,350 to 1,300 kg and so far the development has mainly focused on the vehicle's efficiency. The 2010 model has lent the new one the general hybrid layout. Furthermore, the output of both electric motors in the portal axle increased from 60 to 75 each. The company representatives also explained that for seconds at a time, pilots had about 200HP more at their disposal with the 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0, which equaled ca. 23 kW of additional conventional power per Nordschleife lap. Through the use of the throttle pedal, the electrical power can be automatically activated, depending on the programming. When overtaking, the drivers have the possibility to manually call up for this extra power. A carbon-fiber safety cell on the passenger's side houses the electric flywheel accumulator together with the other hybrid components. In the end, the 4-liter, 465HP six-cylinder engine, driving the rear axle features a better fuel consumption obtained due to the power reduction. According to some reports released by Porsche, another test under race conditions will be taken at the fourth VLN round on May 28. There, Holzer and Long will drive together with Richard Lietz, the 911 Hybrid racer. Hartmut Kristen, Head of Porsche Motorsport, stated that they had made huge strides forward with the further-developed 911 GT3 R Hybrid, but the testing under race conditions gave them additional information that it was not easy to collect during a simulation and therefore, they would use the information gained from the VLN races to make their racing lab even more reliable and economical.


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