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We head to the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta to check out the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. This sports car utilizes KERS flywheel tech to store kinetic energy under braking which, in turn, offers the driver an electric performance boost at the push of a button. Will the new eco ethos at Porsche send green motoring into warp drive?
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May 09 2011 at 7:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Suzie Dsouza

The 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet is equipped with a 3.8-liter power plant that develops 355 bhp and accelerates the car from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.7 seconds and to a top test track speed of 179 mph (288 km/h).

March 11 2011 at 1:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Al Ditter

There IS a race class for such fuels. It's called the American Le Mans Series which runs a Green Challenge, offering awards for the best combination of low carbon emissions and best speed, recognizing E85, E15, biofuel and low-carbon diesel. The Porsche Hybrid was entered in the final race of the season, the Petit Le Mans (10 hours or 1,000 miles, whichever came first) and I watched it do very well against its competiton, including the Corvette, demonstrating speed, economy, low emissions and endurance.

October 23 2010 at 7:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What an over-priced piece of doodah, flywheel in center next to driver, must be only for race track. So many cars out there that can smoke this car silly for alot less, short term and long term. Like the Nissan 350Z. Porches are all hype, how about making it REALISTICALLY priced and not just for 3% of the population. Ain't nothing special about this technology if it costs more upfront to buy. Gas price < Initial Hybrid & Maintenence costs, that's how we want it, not the other way around.

October 23 2010 at 5:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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lew azzinaro

hey vince, 'bout cuttin' a company some slack, huh?...and for your information,...IT WAS FERNDINAND PORSCHE WHO FRIGGIN' INVENTED THE HYBRID ENGINE, dillrod!...know your auto motive history before you critisize something,...,yes,...over 100 years ago, porsche invented the first hybrid engine,...this company has, and continues to be,...all about innovation, do you think they've survived lo these many years,...look at the 911,...engine totally in the wrong place,...but did that stop them,, is probably the most spectacular car in motorsports history,...engineered all the flaws out of that engine placement,...where today it whips almost every other cars ass!,...yes,...including that techno piece of crap, the nissan gtr,...which the new 2011 911 turbo decimates! cut this company a bit of slack,...would ya?

October 23 2010 at 6:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Phil Bittle

Put it up against a steam turbine car and see who wins ... !

October 23 2010 at 3:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That is a super car, I have a CTS-V and it is the fastest thing that I have ever driven, and my 1963 409 doesn't even compare with it, its super.

October 23 2010 at 3:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jordan C

Its good to see manufacturers developing performance based alternatives.

October 22 2010 at 4:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I watched this car at the Petite LeMans (Oct2). The car (due to class) started dead last. In the first 3 laps it passed 5 cars. It finished 18th overall. It passed the Corvette (2nd in Class) but lost the position to pit stops. With a radar gun at Turn 9 it clocked 164mph. At the chicaine before the bridge it clocked 110mph (Corvette: 101mph).

October 22 2010 at 3:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Of course it's not my father's Porsche. My dad drove a yellow '74 Chevy Nova.

October 22 2010 at 3:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
omaee entertainment LLc

I multifuel inline 3 liter three l 4valve spark L,1 center glowplug
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the chassis under the engine rotating up if engine is rear mounted.

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1 liter with 1 third the stroke for more rpms at lower velocity.

October 22 2010 at 2:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


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