Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Proves It Can Win

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Race

This is dang cool! The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, Porsche’s latest technological advancement for the track, showed it’s stuff recently with a win in a preparation race for the Nürburgring 24 hour race. It’s the second race in the 2011 Long Distance Championship.

Drivers Richard Lietz, Marco Holzer and Patrick Long had to pit only twice to every other team’s three pits. That’s one of the key factors in the win. Hartmut Kristen, Porsche’s Head of Motorsports, had this to say:

Compared to our rivals, we saved one pit stop and with less external energy input our lap times were just as quick. This is what we mean by Porsche Intelligent Performance. I’m particularly thrilled that Manthey Racing’s 911 GT3 RSR also underlined the famed efficiency of the Porsche 911 models and clinched second place.

I love what this win represents for the Hybrid and how it catapults Porsche ahead of the competition. Like I’ve said more than once in the past, reminds me of the days of the Porsche 959.

Can’t wait to see how it does in the Nürburgring 24 hour race later in June.

[Source & Image: Porsche]


  1. I have followed this project from day one (and certainly glad to see one of my favorite Grand Prix teams, Williams, work on the car) and it is certainly great to see it be successful. I can’t wait to see how they fare in the 24.

  2. That’s a pretty awesome achievement, I was pretty skeptical at first of what they could do out on a racetrack but it just goes to prove the brilliance of the engineers that work on the cars.


  3. porsches beat other cars in races like corvettes and dodge vipers because of its speed on turning. other words german beastlieness. thank u