Gallery: Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Race Car Unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

The 2011 Detroit Auto Show just kicked off with a blast as Porsche rolled out its brand new 918 RSR hybrid supercar. The racer's sexy sculpted carbon fiber exterior conceals a 563 horsepower, 10,300 rpm v8 engine coupled with two front-wheel drive electric motors for a total of 767 horsepower. Like the 911 GT3 R Hybrid before it, Porsche's 918 RSR features a flywheel booster system that stores energy when the vehicle breaks and then releases it in a 160hp burst of speed at the press of a button.

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  1. Bubby May 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Kudos! What a neat way of thninkig about it.

  2. Shermaine May 31, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    This forum neeedd shaking up and you’ve just done that. Great post!

  3. SuperParris January 10, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I love the 911GT3 hybrid, a 480 horsepower. With the flywheel speed booster.

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