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.
► 2012 GMC All Terrain Sierra
At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI in 2011,
General Motors is introducing the 2012 Buick Verano, the GMC Sierra All
Terrain HD Concept and the Chevrolet Sonic. The Verano is a compact luxury
sedan that goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2011, the Sonic is
Chevrolet's small car built in America (called the Aveo in other parts of
the world, and GMC's new concept is an exploration of heavy-duty truck
capability combined with greater off-road versatility.
► 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.
New Pagani Huayra driven; 720bhp, 230mph - Autocar
The 720bhp Pagani Huayra supercar is arguably the most exclusive, best
looking, best driving supercar there has ever been, Veyron included. Here, Steve
Sutcliffe shows us why -
Porsche 918 Spyder Hot Lap with Patrick Long
Multi-time Champion Patrick Long, Porsche Works Driver, utilizes all the
systems of the new plug-in hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder for a hot lap of the
new Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas. Watch as the Porsche 918 exits
pit lane under all-electric mode, accelerates under sport hybrid mode, and
uses the hot-lap button on the back straight at 170mph.
*Combined fuel consumption in accordance with EU 5: 3.1-3.0 l/100 km; CO2
emissions; CO2 emissions: 72-70 g/km. Electricity consumption 12.7 kWh/100
Porsche Panamera Techart GrandGT 580 PS roadtest (English subtitled)
Geloof het of niet, er zijn mensen die een standaard Panamera een saaie
auto vinden. Gelukkig biedt het Duitse Techart een oplossing. Zoals bijna
elk Porsche-model kan je ook je Panamera door het tuningbedrijf onder
handen laten nemen. Het resultaat is, eeh... Apart. En oh ja, natuurlijk is
extra power altijd welkom, dus heeft de Grand GT zoals Techart hem noemt,
580 pk. Goed voor een sprint van 3,7 seconden naar 100 km/h.
Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid drives - first real video
This past Thursday, the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid made its driving debut on
a closed road in Monterey California, just days prior to its appearance at
the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
After being shipped over from Germany by plane, engineers handed the keys
of the new 918 Spyder Hybrid to Porsche AG Design Chief Michael Mauer. The
car drove under its own power which comes from the mid mounted 3.4 liter V8
out of the RS Spyder as well as in all electric mode which powers just the
The 918 Spyder prototype combines high-tech racing features and
electro-mobility to offer a fascinating range of qualities: An emission
level of just 70 grams CO2 per kilometre on fuel consumption of three
litres/100 kilometres (equal to 94 mpg imp) truly outstanding even for an
ultra-compact city car, on the one hand, combined with the performance of a
super sports car and acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in
just under 3.2 seconds, top speed of 320 km/h (198 mph) plus, and a lap
time on the Nordschleife of Nürburgring in less than 7:30 minutes, faster than even the Porsche Carrera GT,
on the other.
The Two Second Club -- Bugatti, Nissan and Porsche
Breaking the production car 3 second barrier in 0-60 acceleration. Where
many have failed, these specimens prevail; one from Japan, one from Germany
and a third from France. Read the road test here: http://bit.ly/neCOmu
Porsche 918 Pebble Beach Debut Video HD
Exclusive video of the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Concept Debut; Highlight
of the Pebble Beach Concours! Gorgeous engine rev and then engages E-Drive
mode for the finale!
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder - Jay Leno's Garage
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder. Daniel Eastman of Porsche North America walks Jay
through this hybrid supercar, created to herald the future of sports cars
at an incredible 70+ mpg!
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Inside Falken's ALMS Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Racecar
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We visit Falken Tire's racing team HQ and check out their new 450hp Porsche
911 GT3 RSR. Raced in the GT2 class of the ALMS race series with Falken
slick tires. Driven by factory driver Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers.
2012 Porsche 911 Review
Ron Doron of www.TheDriversSeat.tv reviews the all-new 2012 Porsche 911
Carrera S, and demonstrates the car's launch control feature.
The World's Fastest Lotus? - /TUNED
Frank Profera has spent six years making his Lotus go faster, stop shorter, and corner harder.
Though it only has to move around 2,150 lbs, Frank's Lotus makes 680 wheel
horsepower with a
twin-charged 1.8L engine; giving it a better power-to-weight ratio than
Mario Andretti's Formula One Lotus. It's an ongoing project that may never
be finished, because of Frank's never-ending obsession with speed. We had
to take it for a ride.
Porsche 911 GT2 v Corvette ZR1 - drag race by autocar.co.uk
Which is faster in a one-mile drag
race? Porsche 911 GT2 or Corvette ZR1? Visit
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or http://www.autocar.co.uk/chevrolet for the ZR1 reviews.
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