Porsche unveiled the 918 RSR hybrid race car, which boasts peak performance of 767 horsepower at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 918 RSR is an evolution of the 911 GT3 R and the 918 Spyder hybrid concepts last year. The 918 RSR is powered by the 563 hp. V-8 from the RS Spyder racer and has electric motor on each of the front wheels that provide 75 kilowatts each for a total net horsepower of 767 at peak. Regenerative braking creates the electric power, which is stored with a flywheel.
► Dacia Duster - Andros Trophy 2011
The acclaimed Trophée Andros is regarded globally as one of motor racing's
most uniquely challenging disciplines. The wintry conditions encountered at
a variety of challenging locations can shift extremely quickly,
consequently calling for precise and almost instinctive driving skills.
This makes the Championship an ideal hunting ground for driver of the Dacia
Duster team, former Formula 1 star Alain Prost. As with previous years,
Dacia demonstrate the robustness that has been worked into Duster's DNA.
What's more, the rules which govern this exciting competition restrict the
use of complex, costly technologies. This means that parts such as the
chassis, gearbox and tyres must all comply with specific regulations.
► 2012 Volvo C30 Electric - CRASH TEST
At the Detroit Auto Show 2011 Volvo Cars is spotlighting the important
issue of electric car safety in an unusual, but distinctive way. On the
company's stand there is a Volvo C30 Electric that has undergone a frontal
collision test at 40 mph (64 km/h). "Our tests show it is vital to separate
the batteries from the electric car's crumple zones to make it as safe as a
conventional car. In Detroit we are the first car maker to show the world
what a truly safe electric car looks like after a collision with high-speed
impact," says Volvo Cars' President and CEO Stefan Jacoby.
2014 Porsche 918 Spyder - Onboard complete record lap on the Nürburgring
As the first vehicle to boast global road homologation, the Porsche 918
Spyder has conquered the 20.6-kilometre lap around the Nürburgring
Nordschleife in less than seven minutes. Achieving a time of exactly six
minutes and 57 seconds, the super sportscar equipped with a hybrid drive
shaved 14 seconds off the previous record. Wolfgang Hatz, member of the
Porsche AG Board of Management in charge of Research and Development, had
the following to say: "We promised a great deal with the 918 Spyder, namely
to redefine driving pleasure, efficiency and performance. We have kept our
The record, which was previously held for four years, was even broken
during the first attempt in the test drive on the morning of September 4.
All three drivers -- Former European Rally Champion Walter Röhrl, Porsche
test driver Timo Kluck and Porsche factory driver Marc Lieb -- were quicker
than the existing record with each lap driving the two 918 Spyder models
used, and posted lap times of less than seven minutes on numerous
occasions. Ultimately, it was Marc Lieb who posted the absolute best time
of 6.57 minutes, driving at an average speed of 179.5 km/h, as measured by
Wige Solutions. Marcus Schurig, editor-in-chief of sportscar magazine
"sport auto", was on hand as an objective observer of the record-breaking
runs. The two sportscars, which deliver an output of 887 bhp (652 kW), were
equipped with the optional "Weissach package" to increase the driving
dynamics, and lead out on the standard Michelin tyres developed
specifically for the 918 Spyder.
The 918 Spyder: combined fuel consumption: 3.3--3.0 l/100 km; combined
energy consumption: 12.5--13.0 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions: 79--70 g/km
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Porsche 918 Spyder High-Performance Concept Sports Car
Porsche 918 Spyder High-Performance Concept Sports Car. Porsche presents a
high-performance mid-engined concept sports car with ultra-efficient,
low-emission drive technology. With the release of the 918 Spyder, the
company is further increasing its competence in hybrid technology. The
prototype combines high-tech racing features and electro-mobility to offer
a fascinating range of qualities.
Porsche 918 RSR Concept @ 2011 Detroit Auto Show
Stunning Porsche RSR debuts at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. The experts from
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Ferrari P4/5 driving away
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After the Greenwich Concours in Connecticut a lot of the cars get trailered
off back to their garages but the Ferrari P4/5 was driven home by its owner
Jim Glickenhaus. This is the only example of this car in the world! It is
based off of the Ferrari Enzo with a different body among other things on
the car. It is a treat to see this car being driven. Enjoy! :)
Porsche 918 RSR
BrianZuk records the Porsche 918 RSR at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours
D'Elegance. The video shows both the exterior and interior of the RSR, and
it being pushed off on the way to a trailer. Hope you enjoy the video of
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The BMW M3 coupe has morphed into the new M4, and with its closest rivals
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from further up the food chain. Can the M4 do itself proud on Anglesey
circuit against a proper sports car, the Porsche 911 Carrera?
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S: The Most Capable Grand Tourer? Ignition Ep. 104
On this episode of Ignition, Jonny Lieberman has a go with perhaps the most
capable grand touring car on the market, the new Porsche 911 turbo S. Combining 560 horsepower, upwards of 553
lb-ft of torque and several cows' worth of leather. Embarking on a cross
continental trip in the dead of winter, Jonny begins in frosty Georgia and
heads all the way back to Motor Trend's headquarters in Southern
California. Along the way he traverses ten States, meets up with friends
like Randy Pobst and John Hennessey, examines why Americans are so found of
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production cars on earth, the mighty 911 turbo S.
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