Porsche has given the strongest hint yet that it intends to pursue hybrid technology with the unveiling of a new concept at the North American International Auto Show.
The company, which is making a high-profile return to the Detroit show after a four year hiatus, launched the 918 RSR January 10, a motorsports version of the 918
Spyder hybrid concept car first shown in Geneva last year.
It features a V8 engine which contributes 563 hp, backed by an electric motor on each front wheel which add 150 kW of power to take the 918 RSR’s total up to 767 hp.
All of the 356
planned for production already have owners, despite the fact that the model has just being launched at the 2010 Paris Show. Porsche Speedsters
Even with the high price of EUR201,682 ($263,667), all the cars have been sold ahead of the original planned dealership launch in December this year.
is planning to create a hybrid version of every model it sells, the luxury automaker has confirmed. Porsche
In a further signal that sports car manufacturers are getting serious about reducing their emissions, Porsche’s Wolfgang Duerheimer told Automotive News that “in the future, we will have a hybrid drive in every model line.”
The automaker already produces a
, its large SUV, and its new CEO Matthias Muller revealed at the Paris Motor Show that the company has produced a plug-in version of its Panamera sedan. hybrid version of the Cayenne
has released the first details about the 911 Speedster ahead of the Paris Motor Show. Porsche
It pays homage to the 356 Speedster, the first model to use this name and will have a production limited to 356 units.
Designed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Porsche Exclusive, the convertible features an aerodynamic body kit, black accents, and tinted headlights.
A rare 1970s Porsche racecar just fetched $4 million at Bonhams’ sale in Monterey, setting a new world record for the most expensive
ever sold at auction. Porsche
This stunning and historic open-top version of the legendary racer appeared and was immortalized in Steve McQueenâ€™s movie, Le Mans.
The 1970 Porsche 917 Interserie Spyder goes from 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds and a top speed of over 240mph.
is celebrating 60 Years in America, introducing “My Classic Porsche Search” a search for the oldest Porsche in the country. Porsche
The search is open to all Porsche owners who think they have a shot at earning the “oldest” designation for their car.
Entries can be submitted for 12 model ranges, including the Porsche 356, 911, 912, 914, 924, 928, 944, 968, Boxster, Cayenne, Carrera GT, and Cayman.
Guests at New York’s Gansevoort Hotels will soon be able to enjoy the city from the back of a Porsche, thanks to an agreement between the hotel and the luxury car maker.
Both of Gansevoort’s New York properties — The Gansevoort Hotel and The Gansevoort Park Avenue South — are to offer free in-town car service and airport transfers in a fleet of Porsche vehicles.
From August 15,the trendy NYC hotels will squire you around town in the roomy 2011
. Porsche Panamera 4S
Porsche has confirmed that the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid will hit the roads in 2011, making it the fifth version of the
Panamera on sale.
According to autocar, the Panamera hybrid will use the same powertrain as the
This means the vehicle will be powered by a 3.0 liter supercharged V6 engine developing 333hp and an electric motor with an additional 47 horsepower.
has announced that it plans to take on Tesla by developing its own high performance electric sports cars. Porsche
The German premium brand revealed July 26 that it has already electrified three of its
and is currently testing them in Stuttgart. Boxster sports cars
The research cars are being used to test batteries and the new electric drive components developed by Porsche, as well as the infrastructure needed to make EV sports cars a reality.
“We will definitely be offering electric sports cars in the future,” said Michael Macht, the President and CEO of Porsche AG.
According to the latest reports, it appears that Porsche will price the
at $630,000. 918 Spyder
It means that the new hybrid supercar from the German manufacturer will be more expensive than the Carrera GT.
For its new vehicle which will be its most expensive model, Porsche says that over 2,000 potential buyers expressed their interest for the supercar.
For those who donâ€™t know, the 918 Spyder is one of three hybrid models
presented at the Geneva Auto Show in March. Porsche
In order to celebrate The Centurionâ€™s 10th anniversary
revealed a special Porsche 911 Carrera S Centurion Edition in Hong Kong. American Express
The sports car is exclusive to American Express Centurion members and card holders.
From now until July 31, 2010, Centurion members in Hong Kong can place their order for the
Carrera S Centurion Edition. Porsche 911
Only three of its kind will be available. Each Porsche 997 Carrera S is priced at around HK $ 2 million ($ 256,000 or â‚¬ 210,000).
Porsche has confirmed that it is to debut the most powerful road-going sports car in the brand’s history at the Moscow Auto Show later this year.
GT2 RS marks the summit of the 911 range, said the top-end automaker, delivering a 0 – 100 km/h performance of just 3.5 seconds. Porsche 911
Despite a top speed of 205 mph, the six-cylinder, 620 hp engine is some five percent more fuel efficient than its predecessor, managing 11.9 l/100 km and emissions of 284 g/km.
At the 2010 Top Marques Show in Monaco, Dartz unveiled their latest creation, a Porsche covered in something they call whale skin vinyl.
Said to be artificial, the unique whale skin vinyl is said to be an authentic copy of the whale penis skin surfaceâ€¦
Global carmakers have been unveiling concepts that could shape the future of automobiles for the next decade, with a focus on lean, green models.
Hybrids and electric cars took center stage on day one of the show, which is open to the public March 4-14.
The 2011 Porsche 918 hybrid concept is set to debut tomorrow at the 2010
Geneva Motor Show.
The 918 hybrid is powered by a 500 HP V8 engine along with two electric motors which supply an additional 218 HP.
Porsche claims that it delivers up to 78 miles to the gallon and can travel 16 miles on battery alone.
Luxury car manufacturer Porsche has confirmed that it will launch a hybrid version of its popular Cayenne SUV at the
next week. Geneva Motor Show
is the cleanest car in Porsche’s top-end portfolio, offering fuel consumption of 8.2 liters/100 kilometres with CO2 emissions of 193 g/km. Cayenne S Hybrid
By comparison, the Cayenne Turbo uses 11.5 liters/100 km, whilst the Toyota Prius, the world’s best selling hybrid vehicle, delivers 3.9 liters/100km.
The hybrid version can reach speeds of up to 60 km/h on emission-free electric power before switching to gasoline power.
has released pictures of the new 911 Turbo S ahead of its world debut in Geneva. Porsche
It is the most efficient sports car in its performance class, returning 24.8 mpg (11.4 l/ 100 km) combined, identical to its little brother the Porsche 911 Turbo.
Despite this, it can still achieve 0-62mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration in 3.3 seconds and boasts a top speed of 196 mph (315 km/h).
German automaker Porsche has released the first images of its 2011 Boxster Spyder, just one of many new Porsches scheduled in the next few years.
The 2011 Spyder, the lightest Porsche ever, has been redesigned with added power and is set to be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, opening Dec 2.
Worldwide sales commence February 2010 with a base price of around $50,000 for the latest edition of the Boxster line.
Porsche Panamera has inspired Porsche Design to create the Panamera collection, which includes luggage, watches, clothing and lifestyle accessories to match the luxury sedan.
As the market launch of the Panamera approaches, the new luggage series has been developed for the Porsche Travel System.
The AluFrame trolleys were designed to perfectly fit into the luggage compartment of the Gran Turismo, as well as of all the other Porsche models.
The Porsche “Lengend” spec spot was created as an experiment in remote collaboration between Monovich (Stephen Fitzgerald) and The Brigade. Located at opposite ends of the United States (Washington and New York states), both parties were connected only by broadband lines and a common interest in creating a spot with beautiful visuals.
Clean and classy, the HD spot works its way through the evolution of Porsche design. All shots were done with Lightwave and comped in After Effects.