Enter the Rumormill: Porsche preparing 911 hybrid for 24 hours of Nürburgring?

Some people believe that the battle for low fuel consumption in passenger cars is a competition between diesel and hybrid gasoline cars. These two contenders are also fighting it out in resistance races, where the way to beat diesels such as the Peugeot 908 HDi and the Audi R15 TDI seems to be: go hybrid. This is exactly what Porsche might have in the works.

According to Japanese Auto Sport, Porsche is developing a hybrid version of the 911 GT3 (the above photo shows the 2009 version) that could debut in May's 24 Hours of Nürburgring in Germany. Hybrid drive isn't a new technology for the Stuttgart marque – Panamera and Cayenne hybrids are in the works – but this time the system might be going from the road to the track, not the other way around.

[Source: Auto Sport via Le Blog Auto]

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