Photos by Zerin Dube

Porsche just pulled the covers off their new 918 RSR at the 2011 North American International Auto Show here in Detroit.  The 563 horsepower gasoline engine pairs with a pair of electric motors that help power the front wheels and brings the total power output up to 767 horsepower.  Power is generated from an inertial flywheel mounted where the passenger seat would normally be, and spins at an incredible 36,000 RPM.

Porsche has not said when the 918 RSR will hit the track, but with Penske, Derek Bell and a few other motorsport legends in attendance, you can be sure that it probably won’t be long.  Enjoy the gallery!

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