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2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Mercedes AG, Stuttgart, is ongoing to give its performance and higher quality experience via intense development work in the field of multiple technological innovation. With the Mercedes 918 RSR, the maker of fantastic top quality automobiles is introducing a high-end functionality of 2010's successful multiple ideas. The two-seater mid-engine coupé 918 RSR clearly shows what happens when the technological innovation fixed in the 911 GT3 R multiple and the design of the 918 Spyder are transmitted to a modern, modern super activities car.

2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept
2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept

With its highly-efficient flywheel accumulator, the 911 GT3 R multiple rushing car become an attention magnetic field during competition rushing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife routine, during the American Le Guys Sequence events (ALMS) in Road Atlanta/USA and the ILMC run in China's Zhuhai. It confirmed its massive performance potential under genuine powerplant rushing conditions against top competition. The 911 GT3 R Hybrid, referred to internal as the "Race Lab" actually surpass the higher objectives of Mercedes Motorsport. Competition, higher stability and excellent petrol performance in addition to top performance underscored the Mercedes technicians' essence of making extra energy in an brilliant manner. The 911 GT3 R Hybrid gets its extra energy from its own vehicle characteristics when stopping. Mercedes is now re-planting this technological innovation into the mid-engine coupé Mercedes 918 RSR, the powerplant activities edition of the 918 Spyder idea car.
2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept
2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept

From the custom established by traditional Mercedes long-distance vehicles such as the 908 long-tale coupé (1969) and the 917 short-tail coupé (1971), the Mercedes developers designed a link to the postmodernism of the "form follows function" viewpoint. In the Mercedes 918 RSR, the lines' stylish circulation is covered with muscle rim archways, energetic air consumption and a pulpit-like seat. A noticeable fan rim between the ram air consumption pipes and a back spoiler with RS Spyder measurements in addition stress the rushing research laboratory operate. The new "liquid steel internet explorer blue" color which has been designed emphasizes the created shapes of the varieties, while the common Mercedes multiple fruit color on stopping system calipers and your longitudinal lines gives amazing variations.

Motor rushing technology also rules within the particularly light, torsionally firm as well as fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) monocoque. The V8 website is a further progression of the direct shot website from the successful RS Spyder competition car and now offers an result of accurately 563 hp at 10,300/rpm in the 918 RSR. The electrical engines on the two front side tires each lead 75 kW, i.e. a total of 150 kW, to the high drive energy of exactly 767 hp. This additional energy, which is produced during stopping, is saved in an optimized flywheel accumulator.

2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept
2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept

In the Mercedes 918 RSR, the two electrical engines offer a twisting vectoring operate with diverse twisting submission to the top side axle. This in addition increases speed and increases guiding reaction. Attached upstream of the back axle, the mid-engine is incorporated with a rushing indication also based on the RS Spyder competition car. This further developed six-speed constant-mesh indication with longitudinally mounted golf club shafts and straight-toothed inspire equipment is controlled using two switch paddles behind the rushing rim.
2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept
2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept

The car sensible equipment emphasizes its puristic powerplant rushing personality. Whether it be the feature gates which open obliquely up-wards, the air intake in the ceiling between the side gates, the quick-action hair on the top side and back CFRP covers, the two roof-mounted aerials for pit radio and telemetry, the RS Spyder-like small, side front side flics or the air splitters within the top side lip or no-profile rushing slicks on 19" tires with central securing, the vehicle can be clearly acknowledged as an fresh rushing research laboratory.

In comparison to the 918 Spyder idea car, unadorned rushing environment predominates in the internal of the Mercedes 918 RSR. The figure-hugging container seat's darkish set masking points out the history of the man driver; the tools sensations on the rushing rim and a recovery present on the guiding pillar before side of the screen provide the head with information. Instead of the innovative, comfort and ease avant-garde center system with touch-sensitive program from the 918 Spyder idea car, the 918 RSR's chair is divided by a simple system with musician changes. Instead of a second chair, the flywheel accumulator is located to the right of the system.

2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept
2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept

This flywheel accumulator is an powerplant unit whose blades moves at up to 36,000 rpm to store revolving power. Getting happens when the two electrical engines on the top side axle reverse their function during stopping procedures and work as generation devices. At the force of a button, the head is able to call up the power saved in the energized flywheel accumulator and use it during speed or taking on manoeuvres. The flywheel is braked electromagnetically in this case in order to additionally provide up to 2 x 75 kW, i.e. a total of 150 kW, from its kinetic power to the two electrical engines on the top side axle.
This extra energy is available for around eight mere a few moments when the system has been fully energized. In the effective 911 GT3 R Multiple, this extra energy can also be used as a intake aid with regards to the rushing situation, e.g. to wait pit prevents or reduce the gas container amount and therefore the weight of the vehicle.

With the new Mercedes 918 RSR rushing research laboratory, Mercedes is now increasing this motor rushing hybrid idea to an fresh level. In the 918 RSR, "Porsche Brilliant Performance" means research into methods for further maintainable efficiency enhancement under the intense circumstances of the competition track, lap times, pit prevents and stability - a metier in which Mercedes has been indicating its success for over 60 decades.

2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept
2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept

Finally, the starting number, 22, will pay honor to the anniversary of a further succeed. A while ago when overall advantages in Le Guys were not yet an entirely schedule matter within the Mercedes rushing office, the aviators Dr. Helmut Marko and Gijs van Lennep were the first to corner the completing line in 1971's 24-hour traditional. The range record set by their Mercedes 917 short-tail coupé - 5335.313 kilometer (3315.21 miles) at a typical speed of 222.304 km/h (138.13 mph) - did not stay unbeaten for forever, but for exactly 39 decades until 2010. At time, the 917 in the Martini colors was also an research and far prior to its time: a the mineral mineral magnesium space shape set new expectations in Porsche's light and portable development website.