Porsche unveils the ‘Facebook’ 911
Special edition GT3 R Hybrid celebrates ‘the internet’ with special ‘fan signature’ paintjob
Posted: 18 Feb 2011
Porsche has unveiled a special edition GT3 R Hybrid to celebrate garnering one million Facebook fans.
The company picked the Hybrid 911 racer because ‘it impressively embodies the future of motorsport', and adorned it with the names of 27,000 Porsche fans.
Don't think of this as some sandal-wearing hippie though - the GT3 R Hybrid is a serious bit of kit, and it certainly blew our socks off when we had a quick spin.
A 4.0-litre flat six powers the rear wheels to the tune of 480bhp, while an electric front axle - powered by an ingenious electric flywheel accumulator - gives an extra 160bhp at the blip of a paddle. This system nearly won it last year's Nurburgring 24hr race.
The special one-off Porker is on display at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.
(Top Gear has now got over six million Facebook fans, by the way. Anyone got any ideas how we should be commemorating?)