How Porsche Created A Real-Life Electric Turbo Boost

Porsche's 918 RSR's performance hybrid system relies on this giant flywheel — sitting where a passenger seat should be — to capture and release energy on command. It's a real-life turbo boost button. Here's how it works. » 1/10/11 12:00pm 1/10/11 12:00pm

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Takes Flywheel To New Heights

The flywheel-enhanced Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid outran the GT field in a Le Mans-class race in China on Sunday, besting the regular 911s, Ferraris and BMWs by more than two laps with one less pit stop. (Photo: Porsche) » 11/08/10 2:00pm 11/08/10 2:00pm

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Finishes 18th In ALMS Debut

The experimental Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid survived Petit Le Mans this weekend, finishing 18th and suffering more from bad tire choice than hybrid system complications. From this always-well-produced Porsche video, you'd almost think they won. » 10/03/10 6:45pm 10/03/10 6:45pm

Yes, That Is The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid In An NYC Parking Garage

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. » 3/31/10 3:30pm 3/31/10 3:30pm

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Coming To Geneva

Stuttgart plans to bring a hybrid 911 racing car to both Geneva and the Nurburgring 24-hour race. The press release includes the line "the focus is not on... winning the race." What's wrong with this picture? » 2/11/10 9:00am 2/11/10 9:00am