Racing 2018-2019 Porsche GT3 R Hybrid
So we lived to see the beginning of the “hybridization” of automotive legends.
Good or bad, time will tell.
In the meantime, we have to just accept – a process already begun and it seems irreversible, even if Formula 1 is going to make electricity.
and here is one of the first representatives of a new tribe – 2018-2019 Porsche GT3 R Hybrid.
Outwardly, he is not much different from its gasoline counterpart.
Only a special coloring and symbolism gives it belongs to a different class of vehicles.
And it’s mixed feelings, especially if you know how is now used this hybrid.
The fact that he was full of all kinds involved in touring car championships, but in most cases goes beyond standings, because he simply does not have a special class.
And that is, it does not correspond, for various reasons, but chief among them is that the car can drive the entire race without refueling, and it would not be fair to the competitors.
The advantage of hybrid technology 2018-2019 Porsche was perfectly demonstrated in China, at the stage of the Intercontinental Cup Le Mans (ILMC), where absolutely all the participants of class GT2 lagged far behind the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, which itself formally corresponds to the slower standard FIA GT3.
And in the daily race at the Nurburgring GT3 R Hybrid was almost defeated – an hour before the finish line malfunctioned exhaust system of an internal combustion engine.
Now 2018-2019 Porsche continues to “chase” their hybrids on the roads.
Some even broke into the recent turmoil at the start in Le Castellet.
Why are they doing that?
Firstly, this additional tests that are not in vain – already exists and is used by a second, more advanced version of the hybrid (2.0).
Second, it stimulates the race organizers to the creation of a special class.
Someone from 2018-2019 Porsche fans may be horrified at the “hybridization”.
Internet is teeming with all quite sharp statements to address of modern cars from Stuttgart, they say, the brand lost its tradition and exclusivity.
And if, from one point of view, this may be true with respect to such models as the Cayenne and the Panamera, is certainly not to the 911 GT3 R Hybrid.
This year marks the one hundred and eleven years, the first car of Ferdinand 2018-2019 Porsche – Lohner-2018-2019 Porsche, – which was completely electric, and one hundred and ten – its hybrid version.
This car was carrying a lot of innovation, some of which are used now – for example, motorkolёsa.
Therefore, 911 GT3 R Hybrid, and in general all the 2018-2019 Porsche hybrid design, in contrast to most automakers, not just the need for modern and fashion, but the continuation of the tradition and development of the founding father of the experience.
And now dwell in detail on the technical side of the car.
Most road hybrids, for example, Toyota, Volkswagen and other work on the combined power plants.
That is, electric motors and internal combustion engines are replaced by each other depending on the speed and the road conditions.
Most often, the electric vehicles move at speeds up to 80-90 km / h, and then the work comes petrol “colleague”.
Here everything is different.
Not properly be called a combined power plant – they are simply two.
They practically do not depend on each other.
Associates they only electronics and a few wires.
Behind a gasoline naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine volume of 3.4 liters, an outstanding 470 hp
(We are talking about the latest version of the car – 2.0), and driving the rear wheels.
And there are two front electric motor with a drive to the front axle.
That is, the four-wheel drive vehicle, which is an additional advantage on the track in case of bad weather.
These motors are recovered braking energy, and rolling, and sent her to the salon.
No, the driver is not sitting in the electric chair, but on the front-passenger seat is a flywheel-generator that can spin up to forty thousand revolutions per minute, and replacing heavy batteries.
On some road cars 2018-2019 Porsche turbo-charged common feature Turbo-Boost, which gives a short, but very sensitive increase in power and traction, due to which it is possible to make spectacular overtaking.
It does the same flywheel generator and electric motors.
If in the normal mode, they are developing around 75 kW of power, then, if necessary, can give up to 120 kW for 6-8 seconds.
As a result, we have a four-wheel drive racing car with a hybrid power plant with total capacity of 571 hp
(With possibly a short-term boost to 623 hp), weighing 1300 kg.
– Except that the dynamic performance that the manufacturer does not disclose hard.
However, the success of this hybrid on the track say that the characteristics are similar to the representatives of the GT1-class racing.
But it is still 911!