Hybrid race car : ORECA 01, the Hope Racing LMP1 at Le Mans

11/06/2011
Built by Hope PoleVision Racing on an Oreca chassis, it is fitted with an hybrid technology developed by Flybrid (Flywheel and Hybrid) a kinetic energy recovery system (or KERS) as in the Porsche GT3 R Hybrid for example.

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Roughly, it is a carbon disc that stores kinetic energy generated during braking to provide additional power it the acceleration phase, the technology was originally developed by Flybrid for Honda F1.

The Swisshytech 4 cylinder 2l engine, through the use of the KERS and a Garrett turbocharger, develops 520ch. The flywheel is placed between the engine and the gearbox (sequential paddle shift Trac X).

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It is the first hybrid LMP1 Le Mans and the first hybrid vehicle from a private team involved in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.

Via HopeRacing
Par Technologic Vehicles
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