This year’s 24 hours of Nurburgring was one of the most important ones in the history mainly because instead of some adrenaline junkies in badly tuned Opel Corsas, major manufacturers were taking part with their new and sophisticated sportscar. One of the hottest contenders was the new Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, which although retired due to a technical fault, but showed great performance. Apparently that encouraged Porsche to come up with more hybrid racing cars, but this time they are thinking big!
The word is that the German sportscar maker has decided to teach BMW, who won this year’s race, a good lesson. So they’ve already started working on a new car for the next race. And it’s based on their highly anticipated 918 Spyder showed at 2010 Geneva Motor Show. This competition-spec 918 will get a very similar powertrain to the one used in the prototype, that is a 718 hp hybrid system.
So at least on paper, this car should be able to dominate the race because not only it’s faster than the competition, its hybrid powertrain is very very fuel efficient and hat means it has another advantage over the rivals. But that’s just theory, as we saw in 2010 race the reality can be very very different!
Stay tuned for more details.