The Detroit Motor Show is under way and with it came the unveiling of the Porsche 918 RSR, a hybrid super car that takes design cues from the 917 and technology from last year’s Porsche 911 GT3 RS hybrid.

The rear wheels are driven by a mid-mounted 4.5-liter V8 gasoline engine that kicks out 565 hp.  The front wheels, which work in concert with their counterparts to achieve 4-wheel drive, are powered by a pair of brushless electric motors and produce a combined 202 hp.  That’s a total of 767 hp.  On board is not only a gasoline tank, but an advanced kinetic-energy-recovery system (KERS) flywheel, which creates energy under braking and brief periods of overrun to power the electric motors.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."