If at first you don't succeed ... make your race car better. That's the principle behind yesterday's launch of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0. It's the second iteration of Porsche's ground-breaking 911 endurance racer fitted with a Kinetic Energy Recovery System, or KERS. The first version of the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, revealed exactly a year ago, led the 24 Hours of Nurburgring in its maiden competition run, until a mechanical failure forced it to retire just a few hours before the checkered flag. That failure, Porsche hastens to point out, was in the combustion engine, not any of the hybrid...
Peugeot, Audi Diesels Lead Petit Le Mans, Porsche Hybrid Finishes Race
Endurance racing has more than its share of heartbreak. For Porsche Motorsport, this weekend's Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta provided sweet relief to a galling memory: Its unique 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car retired less than two hours before the checkered flag during May's 24 Hours of Nurburgring...John Voelcker
Tuning Porsche's 911 GT3 R Hybrid Race Car: It's All Software
Road Atlanta -- Two days before the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid competes for the first time on U.S. soil, the head of its development team said the company plans further development of the technology. Dr. Daniel Armbruster, whose official title is manager of the motorsports development process for the...John Voelcker