Porsche has announced that the GT3 R Hybrid will make a statement when the 2012 racing season gets rolling. The vehicle, with its first design, made its debut appearance in 2010 at the Petit Le Mans 10-hour competition where it showed excellent performance.
The GT3 R Hybrid is known as the “rolling race laboratory,” and while Porsche has not revealed any specifications on it just yet, we expect to see the same hybrid system as in the previous model: a 4.0 Liter flat six engine delivering 480 HP combined with two electric motors that each produces 100 HP.
The new model will be five centimeters wider at the rear and will get almost an extra 15 centimeters on the front fenders.
The GT3 R Hybrid 2.0 featured a monocoque body of hot-galvanized steel with a welded roll cage. Body panels are made of carbon fiber and there are lightweight polycarbonate windows on all sides, including the front windshield.
On each corner is a height-adjustable suspension with dual coil springs and Sachs gas-pressure fixed-position dampers. The steering rack is power-assisted, with an electro-hydraulic pressure feed and there is a car-mounted air-jack system for use at the pit.
What Porsche is trying to achieve in the coming model is nothing less than perfection. Porsche has always counted on its employees in delivering the best for the obsessed. And this time, the legacy will continue with the hybrid 3.0 for sure.