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Geneva 2010: Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid is not to be overlooked

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Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Hybrid, Geneva Motor Show, Porsche, Racing

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2010 Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery

During Porsche's press conference here at the Geneva Motor Show, most of our attention was understandably on the 918 Spyder Concept, but the German automaker had several other significant debuts. One was the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, Porsche's first racecar to feature electric power sourced from a duo of motors that send power to a generator attached the flywheel. Like many hybrid production cars, the motors are charged whenever the brakes are applied, and the driver can use the extra power for 6-8 seconds for overtaking.

Porsche plans to do extensive testing with the 911 GT3 R Hybrid after jetting from Geneva, including a trial-by-fire at the Nürburgring 24 Hour race from May 15-16. Porsche claims that it has no intention of winning the race, but we can't imagine that they won't be at least competitive. You can get more details on the car in the press release after the jump, or browse through the high-res gallery of live shots below.



Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

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