Porsche has introduced their new 918 RSR at the 2011 North American International Auto Show held in Detroit, Michigan. It is a stripped-down, racing version of the already “dreamlisted” 918 Spyder. But here’s what’s really interesting about this model; Porsche has implemented KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) technology to augment the models 563 hp direct-injected V8 to 767 bhp for segments of 8 seconds. Wow! The way this works is the following…
Two 75-Kw electric motors are attached to the front wheels, these motors are fed via braking energy as angular momentum. This causes the car to have 8 seconds of peak acceleration. So in other words… it’s kind of like a video game. You fill your power bar and when it’s full, you release it to get an extra 200 hp. Neat right?
Will it start at any upcoming races? Porsche did not disclose this information.
Below is a video via Edmundsand some hi resolution images of both the 918 Spyder and 918 RSR. Use these as wallpapers or backgrounds. Enjoy! I’ll be writing more about this one soon.