Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Porsche 918 RSR

Porsche remains relentless in its pursuit of performance and high efficiency in vehicles with hybrid technology. The new Porsche 918 RSR is the epitome of success in 2010 in the development of hybrid super sports, the future of the category.

Presented today at the NAIAS - North American International Auto Show, better known as the Detroit auto show, the RSR 918 is a mobile laboratory, which combines hybrid technology model 911 GT3 R Hybrid model to the 918 Spyder concept. The new 918 RSR was presented in coupe version, with rigid roof, gullwing doors and a large rear spoiler.

The mechanical set of Porsche 918 RSR is composed of two types of engine: a V8 petrol engine 3.4 liters and 563 hp at 10,300 rpm, with 6-speed exchange managed by shift pads and rear wheel drive, plus two electric motors, one for each front wheel, with 102 hp each, bringing the total power to 767 hp. This power of 204 hp to the front wheels can be used for about 8 seconds, if the batteries are fully charged.

Like the model 911 GT3 R Hybrid, the electric energy that fuels the engines of the front wheels is generated during braking. This energy is stored and made available by the flywheel, which occupies space in the passenger seat. Moreover, the electric motors have the Torque Vectoring System Function, which distributes torque equally, increasing agility and steering response.

The model of the street is the 918 RSR Porsche 918 Spyder, which will be officially presented in the final version in the first half of 2011.

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