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Dave chats with Porsche Motorsport Development, Dr. Daniel Armbruster who helped create the Porsche Hybrid 911 Endurance Racer.
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It's been single mom and there's -- Phillies and they keep coming back. -- -- -- -- How little this. The field tomorrow excitement through -- remind you of beer and out series tomorrow is live on speed next Saturday outing versus luge the women's. He won class will have flag to flag coverage and a half hours. Fabrice also provides the basis for our next interview. Tonight we're going to talk Porsche racing with the man responsible for developing a hybrid 9/11 endurance racer bad as the first for a mark with a very long racing history. In fact it has been nearly sixty years since Porsche motorsports made a particularly auspicious debut winning its class in its very first French. But -- -- but twice for our whole football. Racing in many different forms has since played a key role in the company history. Now with sixteen the ball wins and a combined 38 endurance sports car victories at Daytona and Sebring. Porsche motorsports has also won a world rally to read a car IndyCar Racing Formula One 10 AM the American ball series. And elsewhere. But this year the company broke new growl. They have developed a 9/11 hybrid race started debuted in May have the 24 hours of Herbert Warren were -- four hours. Before the engine -- two hours from here. The next appearance for the car. The American while series finale Saturday at road Atlanta that would be your thirteenth annual -- people ball with that it was a pleasure to welcome the man responsible. For the development of portions -- 9/11 years doctor -- warm Brewster. And he joins us live for road Atlanta welcome the way until certain thanks for your time tonight. Hello good afternoon before we get to the specifics of your new hybrid race car I'd like to hear a bit about the philosophy behind did. Why does it make sense for Porsche to build a hybrid Briscoe. And in general at risk every person as of may have also -- new technologies and also called the hybrid systems. And for the future reacts to what to look forward to -- new technology is which is zone. Sustainability and DelHomme also Andre -- -- so. Some hybrid systems our measurement for. Sit down costs for -- But see even follow sports cost it becomes so much more important. And almost a full of holes -- shall follow both sports cost. It's very important to be sustainable and so -- also -- -- from there are particularly on. We'll move or. -- So I don't know if you were able to hear those emails or read a few moments ago from some viewers of our show were very skeptical about this whole notion. But there's an environmental issues that good global warming is earlier problem this is all just what we have -- called the tree harbors. Are jamming this down our throats are gather from portions viewpoint. That's not it at all you clearly have embraced the notion that we need to move in that direction and -- you -- -- company. Yeah I think your info cost of the fuel one episode on sports -- saw -- on on his -- past. Well and -- -- -- -- -- they out very and emotional end -- that was the emotional fall for the from the -- there's a very arm. Heidi you -- is sure who on to point to buy the car and if you want to who who on. Develop new technologies that they also have to be emotional sort of similar to a power and as it continues in the background so -- the 9/11 is a very emotional tie and on formats all purpose laws. Also tool to didn't develop flown. -- dressing and an interesting. Technology. And Richmond fit so perfectly with the power. So in layman's terms how does the Hartford 9/11 that -- race next weekend work. What what is the technology you -- In in general -- we stopped it was the right feel a sheet of paper and look so I'm very deeply into. Six this thing powers performs today and how we can. Achieve friend improve the performance. And so that was a reasoned thought implementing. Electrical emissions on the front -- because. Also -- distribution if you want to walk. In debates. More on more waved in into the probably US who saw him. This -- so addition -- S food as possible so that the best way to move that his son to move to bring it on the front axle. And though that was the reason saw. You losing to electrical mentions. -- -- In general if you you are breaking normally. You raised lots of energy and are on purpose loss. To use this energy it. -- -- four additional power and also for all -- comes out of -- reducing the fuel consumption. So if you break. Or push a break have a and it took emissions America's generate tells you who you can recuperate addictive energy and this energy is. You loose to loose wheels spin up -- -- electric or try -- which is some similar to a molecular permission. So you can install the energy is -- and engineer and if you want to accelerate so we're using. Edition -- the power. The it was a true I mean -- -- its feet and so this. Kinetic energy is useful to speed up so electrical -- on the front axles so. Who pin on youth but Moses thought and the chief Troy addition the power and also if you were on. Look at -- combustion engine. You can also review was so it's. Or emotion comes on a -- quote for all possible those combustion engine. So you have the option of making the car faster or making the car run longer both of which are huge advantages of course in endurance racing doctor Barbara strike pick a lot of -- Viewers still think that hybrid by definition means a conventional and General Electric motor and you can go back and forth between the troops. What you described before the commercial. It is taste of what the Formula One cars called occurs system kinetic energy recovery system. That captures braking energy and turns it back into Roy endorsed nor fuel mileage. So so tell me how you do fought in the broader term hybrid. Well I say hybrid what does that mean to you. For me if is a hybrid system. General system was food different. -- from. Our own. Machines so we have from the old one and from the combustion engine and on the -- and the electric goes missions fall -- additional attraction. That that's a caste system for itself. Is saw him. The since the try to -- some -- -- -- way -- on you can solve the energy. By kinetic energy. How does this system. How does this car. Part connect with the -- -- street. Call it what what you said that this -- doesn't need to win races it needs to develop technology that you can use to -- -- sports car of the future. Tell me more about the sports car of the future what is. What will look like. How would work. All we already have presented it and gender didn't have obviously yeah. It's 918. Despite and then you can try and some some lost. Ideas we have already realized and this -- So even -- also it's 980918. Inspired you can find an electoral commission on the front axle. So with the same. Idea as we have from shown here in our -- So we have made a little bit of trio of development fall for the 918 and on. On the bullets we have already. On -- pool on. Saloon one business our crop on this -- was for the 918. Comes fired up. So in the grand scheme of things. The change in subject to build. -- is going to be -- Porsche Audi Volkswagen or or or to be worse too complicated to a corporate thing that's happening. Affected next year -- do you anticipate that they outlawed in any way change. Porsche motorsports or the objectives but Porsche racing. Right now we're Rios and actually end some. Of course we have fun. Inflammation drove it to -- know on. Already for -- and also both well -- folks talking. So I think also for the future -- zone becomes very interest thing is to connect all the -- the knowledge in. In the in the -- -- family and hopefully we can increase also. -- of technology for the future and I think in this a lot -- family Rio we are much more stronger than before. Very quickly if you care if your boss walked in tomorrow -- a doctor are Brewster for your next project you have a clean slate. No budget restraints but your imagination run wild. What would you like to do. Are right now I'm good I'm very satisfied live with the present power and so on and off. Or my intention is who on the improve those the development and cruel still -- fresh for somebody also. Fifth occasion we have for lots of were prone to do right now with the present time. From how grip point of view we are all near to the end -- from the selfish point of view says some not so clear to do when -- also. We we tend to own. Too much more investigation for the future. So -- One of the beauties of research and development that. It's never over and one of the problems with television it's never enough -- Thank you sir I appreciate that we look forward loosening your car and action not a next week of wrote -- -- -- -- -- -- Nomar Brewster.