Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Porsche's Green Racer hits the Green Hell

Found a video of Porsche's new green racer the 911 GT3 R Hybrid hitting the Nürburgring piloted by Williams F1 pilot Nico Hülkenberg in a practice for the third round of the VLN race series which is the lead into the full Nürburgring 24hr race in May.  So you had a "green" car driven by a green (his nickname is the HULK..get it) on the Green Hell.  Definitely makes for a an awesome video.The Hybrid 911 GT3 R is definitely a unique car concept that is using a KERS system to power two small motors one for each of the rear wheels for a NOS like instant 160+ hp power boost for several seconds.  This was the same system that was banned by F1.

So why is the Williams F1 driver Hülkenberg driving the Porsche?  Could be because Williams owns a very large portion of the company that is developing the KERS flywheel system and is looking to help their F1 budget by selling the technology to other companies for uses in civilian transports and windmill power generators as well as other racing applications.  All I know is that it's an interesting concept and it's great that Porsche is trying something different.

Here's the video of the run.

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