Porsche 918 RSR hybrid concept finally arrives at Detroit

The 2011 NAIAS revealed the mysterious model teased by the Germans from Porsche, namely the 918 RSR Coupe. However, as the officials recently stated, this is just a concept model based on the current 918 Spyder. The Stuttgart-based model offers great performance for the circuit but also hides under the bonnet a hybrid powertrain.

Porsche 918 RSR Concept

Porsche 918 RSR Concept

The new Porsche 918 RSR concept offers a V8 engine able to develop 563 horsepower plus the two electric engines delivering a total of 200 horses. As a competition model, the Porsche supercar concept benefits from shift paddles for the steering wheel together with a high performance braking system.

Porsche 918 RSR Concept

Porsche 918 RSR Concept

As a vehicle which uses electric engines, Porsche’s concept is fitted with lithium-ion batteries and a system which recovers the braking energy charging the batteries. The model is fitted with the special Liquid Metal Chrome paint outside and orange stripes, a lightweight carbon fiber body and 19-inch rims fitted with performance tires great for the circuit.

Porsche 918 RSR Concept

Porsche 918 RSR Concept

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