Porsche 911 will turn into a 700-hp rally hybridFebruary 8, 2020
In the American studio thoroughly finalize the previous Porsche 911 Turbo S
California-based Vonnen, a company specializing in the installation of additional electric motors in gasoline sports cars, together with the Kelly-Moss Road and Race studio in Wisconsin, known for its rally restodes, announced a joint modernization project for the Porsche 911 Turbo S.
Vonnen engineers will complement the Porsche 911 Turbo S powerplant with an electric motor generator, traction battery and inverter. The total return of the resulting system will increase by about 150 horsepower, exceeding the mark of 700 forces.
Hybridization will increase the mass of the sports car by only 68 kilograms, and, according to the creators, will significantly improve the response to the accelerator pedal. The dynamic characteristics of the electrified 911 Turbo S in Vonnen do not lead.
Judging by the computer sketches of the sports car, Kelly-Moss Road and Race experts expect to increase the ground clearance of “nine hundred and eleven” and establish rally wheels. Probably not without strengthening the chassis. In addition, Porsche will receive a protective frame in front of the front bumper, additional lighting and a “racing” livery. It is expected that the finished prototype will be shown during the year.
Porsche also plans to release a hybrid version of the 911 based on the eighth-generation sports car in the 992 body. According to experts, the factory-electrified nine hundred and eleventh will develop about 700 horsepower.
Earlier, German company engineers said they would not rush to introduce an electric motor to the Porsche 911, since hybridization could disrupt the balance of handling and overly increase the mass of the coupe.
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