The Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid will be racing at the American Le Mans Series. Great news!
Near Washington’s National Mall, beams of late summer sun caressed her sleek body as dozens of men ogled her and made secret wishes.
‘She’ – German luxury carmaker Porsche’s new 911 GT3 R Hybrid – is the world’s first hybrid GT racing car.
The vehicle is in the United States to compete in the American Le Mans Series, a proven ground for green technology race cars.
At a Washington event, it showed off sleek lines and the ground-breaking new hybrid technology, developed for racing but which Porsche ultimately wants to incorporate into its normal cars – not that Porsche does any normal cars.
“This car shows that being environmentally efficient doesn’t have to be boring. It can be fast, it can be sexy, it can be competitive,” says Patrick Long, a 29-year-old Porsche factory driver and one of a handful of men to have gripped the wheel and shifted the gears of the new Porsche GT hybrid.
“Hybrids don’t have to make no noise and drive slowly down the road. They can be loud, exciting race cars,” he said.
The car has the body of a 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 R with a four-litre, flat-six, 480 horsepower combustion engine in the rear.