A hybrid Porsche sports car? Well, it definitely is possible as long as it doesn’t compromise performance – that’s Porsche philosophy. According to sources, Porsche will be putting that philosophy to the test at the Nurburgring 24 Hours race later this year with a hybrid Porsche 911. Reports suggest that the Porsche 911 GT3-RSR is being prepared by engineers to run as a gasoline-electric hybrid using an F1-style KERS system.
Porsche had no comment on the report.
“It is not a question of yes or no, but a question of how and when,” said Porsche motorsport boss Hartmut Kristen when AutoCar asked about the company’s hybrid intentions.
“We believe that the future of motorsport is not only with the conventional internal-combustion engine,” he said. “We have to think about the alternatives. When you see the red-hot discs on a racing car, you have to think about all the energy being wasted.”
Porsche is preparing to launch a hybrid version of the Cayenne and Panamera later this year.
– By: Kap Shah