TopGear has thrashed the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. Make sure to pump up the volume of your speakers when watching the video. A must see!
Think of this Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid as an irrelevant racer at your peril. Just when you thought hybrids were a done deal and all the tech was sorted, that they were going to be boring forever more, Porsche comes along and completely shifts the goal posts.
This thing is utterly brilliant. It’s not about chasing fuel figures or CO2, it’s about trying to maximise performance. So instead of batteries, which take a long time to charge, there’s a flywheel in the cockpit. It acts like an electric motor, spinning away at up to an enormous 40,000rpm, ready to accept or release energy in an instant.