Porsche has announced that it will launch the 911 GT3 R Hybrid at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. The company said that the hybrid technology on the car is specially developed for racing which makes it different from the hybrid systems we are used to. It features two electric motors (each developing 60 kW) on the front axle while the rear axle has a 4.0 litre flat six that pumps out 480hp.

Apart from providing extra power the hybrid system can also help reduce fuel consumption which means drivers may not need to visit the pits that often. Porsche revealed that after its debut in Geneva the 911 GT3 R Hybrid will be tested in long-distance races at the Nurburgring including the 24 Hours on the Nordschleife which happens on May 16th and 17th. More images can be found after jump.

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