November 19, 2017

Porsche 918 RSR Gives Us A Glimpse Of Environmentally Friendly Sports Cars

porsche 918 RSR

Porsche gives us a glimpse of the future of racing with a more environmentally friendly race car called the Porsche 918 RSR. Image courtesy of Porsche.

On Monday, Porsche revealed to the world it’s latest track bound race car called the Porsche 918 RSR. The car is everything you’d expect from a high end sports car company such as Porsche with a rather large twist. The car includes new hybrid technology the sports car company has been testing specifically for motor race cars.

When you think of an automobile that’s environmentally friendly, your mind typically conjures up images of a compact, functionally designed car that is slow, but sips fuel producing lower emissions. Porsche has set out to shatter that image and use technology to lessen the environmental impact at the race track.

The 918 RSR features an uber efficient flywheel system that accumulates power and stores it for use when the driver of the vehicle needs it most. The car’s dynamic braking system provides additional power stored by flywheel technology at the heart of the hybrid system.

The result is an extra 75 kilowatts of peak drive power delivered via two electric motors at the front wheels. This extra power contributes to the vehicles peak output of 767 horespower.

This technology makes race cars more efficient, emitting less emissions, providing more power, and less impact on the environment.

The Porsche 918 RSR promises to be just the beginning of what we will see from not only Porsche, but other car manufacturers in the near future.