Porsche Planning More Hybrids With More Horsepower
Among the first players in the performance hybrid space was Porsche, and you can expect more hybrids with more horsepower in the coming years. The automaker is keen to use its e-hybrid technology to boost performance of models like the Panamera Turbo S and Porsche 911 Turbo S, both of which will wear the e-hybrid badge and make more than 700 horsepower.
The hybrid technology will trickle down from the $845,000 Porsche 918 Spyder into more “affordable” models like the 911 and Panamera, though the hybrid part won’t stop there. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo S could also benefit from hybridization, though there is concern that there may be too much variation in Porsche’s lineup. Could the e-hybrid even replace the Turbo badge? That seems possible, as Porsche has been one of the biggest proponents of hybrid car performance, and there’s even the possibility of a pure-electric Porsche somewhere down the road.
From the sounds of it, every Porsche model will soon be offered as a hybrid, and there’s always the possibility of more hybrid-only models, as well as a hybrid version of the new Porsche turbo I4. Unfortunately, a Boxer four-cylinder seems off the table, but a 400 horsepower Porsche hybrid four-banger with 400+ horsepower? Sounds better to me anyways.
More Porsche hybrid powah. I hope other automakers are paying attention.
Source: Motor Trend