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.