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One of perennial first names in racing is Porsche, and that's because the German automaker is always looking to improve its motorsports products. Progression, thy name is 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 R. Drivers and teams upgrading to the latest 911 for the track will find a host of changes designed to make lap times lower and speeds higher.

Translogic Episode 7.3 takes a looks at the groundbreaking Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, a seriously fast race car that's leveraging green tech for speed. Through its Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) this race car is able to capture energy that's usually lost to braking heat, and store that energy in a flywheel system for later use. Under braking, the 911 GT3 R Hybrid spins a pair of electric motors on the front wheels, which act as generators, creating electricity that's used to spin a flywhe

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