Monday, July 26, 2010

Panamera S Hybrid

Porsche is on the production road with the 918 Spyder Hybrid and will be testing 3 Boxsters hybrids early next year. But the car that caught my eye was the Panamera S Hybrid. The Panamera S Hybrid will feature the same drivetrain as the Cayenne S Hybrid -- a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 with 333 PS coupled to a 34 kW electric motor for a total of 380 PS (280 kW).

"We will definitely be offering an electric sports car in future. But such a concept only makes sense if it offers product qualities typical of a Porsche," says Porsche AG CEO Michael Macht. He also stated that Porsche's goal in the next 5-10 years is to have a margin of 30% cars sold, to be hybrids. And if these Boxster tests, we should see the numbers start to form in the next 3 years.