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Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid


I never would have imagined I would have my own blog, let alone so much of it dedicated to automobiles. I've never considered myself a 'car' guy, don't get me wrong I love racing, and Formula 1, but coming from a family of mechanics and gear heads, I, being the black sheep, was always more into computers and electronics. So I find it quite strange how modern vehicles are embracing technology, and this next post is a prime example.

The Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid, is a revolutionary take on the Hybrid concept. Instead of employing both an internal combustion engine, powered by gasoline and an electric motor, powered by batteries, as is the standard for most hybrid vehicles. Porsche decided to make some radical changes to that design concept, in their design, each front wheel received its own electric motor, powered by a flywheel accumulator, that sits where a passenger seat would normally be. The flywheel accumulator, converts braking energy into electricity, which is then used to power the front wheel electric motors. This idea is similar in theory to the (K)inetic (E)nergy (R)ecovery (S)ystem implemented in the 2009 Formula 1 season, and returning in the 2011 season. 



Porsche believe they've created a winning combination, based on the video and pictures, I'm inclined to agree with them. Here's the video, and you can find all the pictures by clicking more...



























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