Porsche will continue to develop its 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car, gain more practical experience under racing conditions and make its hybrid drive even more efficient in the hopes of returning to what it calls its rolling race laboratory--the race tracks--in 2012.
"There is no way around the hybrid technology in motorsport," said Wolfgang Hatz, board member for research and development with Porsche. "With the 911 GT3 R Hybrid project, we have shown how you can test important future technologies on the race track and pave the way for motorsport success in the future. We will continue to determinedly blaze this trail and further develop the hybrid technology."
Last May, Porsche proved that a hybrid race car is capable of winning races as the 911 GT3 R Hybrid topped the fourth round of the Nürburgring Long Distance Championship to claim its first-ever win.