A new hybrid Porsche 911 built for the Nürburgring 24 Hours could hint at the German firm’s future plans for a return to the prototype ranks.
Based on the GT3-RSR, the 911 GT3-R Hybrid utilises the flywheel energy storage system developed by Williams Hybrid Power for Formula 1.
Porsche Motorsport boss Hartmut Kristen is keen on hybrid systems.
“We have the greatest opportunity in decades for motor sport to again become a laboratory for automotive development,” he said.
Porsche boss Michael Macht hinted in December that the company was evaluating its first bid for outright Le Mans honours since its 1998 victory.
The conflicting demands of Spa – the long straights of sectors one and three but the downforce-rewarding middle sector – are made even more awkward by the downhill contours of…
GOODWOOD AT WHITSUN
THE B.A.R.C. Whitsun Goodwood Meeting produced a pleasing variety of racing but rain in the morning emphasised that something really should be done about the Paddock quagmire— and we understand…
Around the tracks
Wolf huffs and puffs but Juniors bring house down Top Hat Festival: Donington Park The FORCE Classic Grand Prix Car races pitched Formula One cars against F5000s, and the opening…