Porsche continues its round of testing of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid and so far the car continues to please them as the Nurburgring 24-hour race draws near. The carmaker tapped Formula 1 driver Nico Hülkenburg to take the white and orange Porsche 911 around the Green Hell.
The F1AT&T Williams pilot found the car to be great with all the fascinating technologies. He also added how Nurburgring is incomparable to other tracks. Watch him take the car around the track below.
Hülkenburg went around the track three times behind the wheels of the Porsche. It was his debut at Nordschleife and was able to understand the interplay between the different components and systems of the hybrid vehicle. The flywheel generator of the hybrid Porsche was made by Williams Hyrbid Power using the specs given by Porsche.
The 911 GT3 Hyrbids makes use of 2 electric motors which gives out 82 horsepower each on the front axle and supplements the 4.0L flat-six at the rear which gives out 480 horsepower.
The car makes use of the flywheel to deliver power to the electric motor instead of using batteries. The flywheel is able to store and transfer energy faster to the electric motors being utilized by the 911 GT3 hyrbid.
The innovative hybrid technology used can be praised for the optimal efficiency of the whole car while zooming at racing speed. The overall configuration of the car aims to achieve better fuel mileage without sacrificing performance.
There will also be a boost paddle that can be manipulated by the driver to draw some extra power from the car while overtaking or blasting out of a corner. The boost of about 120 kW can be accessed by the driver after every 6 to 8 seconds of charging.