Nico Hülkenberg, driver for the AT&T Williams Formula 1 racing team, has taken the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid out for a few laps on the Nurburgring.

Nico Hülkenberg, driver for the AT&T Williams Formula 1 racing team, has taken the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid out for a few laps on the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

Dubbed a test session, for the car's racing debut at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, Hülkenberg declared the 911 a "great car, (with) fascinating technology and an incomparable track."

As you may recall, the GT3 R Hybrid features two electric motors, with 60 kW (80 hp / 82 PS) each, and a 353 kW (473 hp / 480 PS) 4.0-liter flat-six engine. Unlike conventional hybrids, the GT3 R uses an electrical flywheel power generator instead of batteries. This enables the electric motors to be instantly activated for an additional 120 kW (161 hp / 163 PS) for 6 to 8 seconds.

Ironically, the KERS system used on the GT3 R Hybrid - developed by Williams - was recently banned from F1 racing due to the 2010 FOTA agreement.

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