We're not going to tell you how it got there. We're not even going to tell you why it wasn't on the New York Auto Show floor. But we will tell you about the awesome techno-marvel that is its flywheel.
What's the awesome? This is the awesome:
That, cats and kittens, is the car's cockpit-mounted flywheel. Porsche calls it an "electrical flywheel power generator." It is a 40,000-rpm electric motor and generator that serves as the core of the GT3 R H's "push to pass" system. One electric motor lives at each front wheel; these motors act as generators under braking, charging the flywheel unit whenever the driver applies the brakes. (Yes, we said that a flywheel gets charged with something. Ignore the fuzzy terminology and go with it.) The driver can then direct the power generated — up to 120 kilowatts, or 60 kilowatts per front motor — to the front wheels at will.
As we noted earlier, Porsche claims that the project's focus is