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Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid is a go!


In just about all scenarios, all high performance cars that we enjoy on the road today owe many of their performance technologies to those first researched and implemented on a race track. Eventually this technology makes it’s way to the everyday commuter car for improved power and performance.  In this case, Hybrid technology started mostly on the consumer side of things and ended up finding its way to the race track via some very brave pioneers. Carrying over from our last article on the Porsche GT3 R Hybrid, we will take a look at the all new Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid, just recently given the green light for production in Stuttgart.


Porsche GT3 R Hybrid Coming to Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta


Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Racecar will run at the American Le Mans Series finale, “Petit Le Mans,” Oct. 2, 2010 at Road Atlanta.

Come October 2, at Road Atlanta, we get the opportunity to see the GT3 R Hybrid in action for the first time on American soil!  Making her appearance at the season finale of the American Le Mans Series ‘Petit Le Mans’. The race will run more than 1000 miles or 10 hours at most. Although the Porsche will not be eligible for points, due to hybrid technology not being recognized by current CT regulations, it will have the opportunity to stretch it’s legs and show us some amazing technology!


2010 Porsche Panamera

The Porsche Panamera is a four-door coupe from that is aimed to compete with the likes of Mercedes-Benz CLS, the upcoming Audi A7 2+2, BMW CS concept-based 2+2 coupe and Aston Martin Rapide. It’s a hefty customer this Panamera, measuring 16.3ft (4.97 metres) long, 6.3ft (1.9m) wide and 4.66ft (1.4m) tall. The wheelbase is quantified at 9.6ft (2.9m). Curb weight approaches two tons.

As a package it will feature the most advanced and passenger-car focused technologies, such as an electronic air suspension, PDK gearbox, an LSD for good traction, and current interior comforts. The Porsche Panamera is obviously a Porsche, which means no sparing of thought when it comes to engine power.