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Detroit 2011: Porsche 918 RSR racer is a single-seat dream [w/video]

by Zach Bowman (RSS feed) on Jan 10th, 2011 at 8:05AM

Porsche has rolled out a race-bred version of the company's 918 Spyder Concept at this year's Detroit Auto Show. Packing the same drivetrain as the track-proven 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car, Porsche says that the 918 RSR will bring a whopping 767 combined horsepower to the party when it shows up in the paddock. A total of 563 of those ponies are provided by a 6.2-liter V8 that revs to an atmospheric 10,300 rpm. Porsche has partnered its beastly eight-pot with two electric motors capable of 75 kilowatts of juice positioned at each front wheel. The 918 RSR stores braking energy in a flywheel... Read More

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