Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Click image to enlarge
Mississauga, Ontario – Porsche is working on an electric-powered sports car, the company revealed at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The announcement was made by Michael Macht, Porsche’s new president and CEO.
“I am also convinced that one day Porsche will have an electric sports car in its lineup,” Macht said at the company’s press conference. While he cautioned that current battery technology is not sufficient to meet the company’s requirements, “our engineers are already working hard on this challenge. An electric sports car would therefore only make sense for Porsche if it offers performance and a cruising range similar to that of current sports cars in the market. We are therefore taking the first step in this direction with a full hybrid, in the Cayenne, the Panamera and maybe in the not-too-distant future also in a racing car or a production 911. Why not?”
Macht pointed out that, 109 years ago, Professor Ferdinand Porsche built the first fully-functioning car with hybrid technology.
The company also presented its new 2010 911 Turbo, the flagship of the 911 range, along with the 911 GT3 RS and the race-ready 911 GT3 Cup car.