Wolfgang Hatz, Member of the Executive Board – Research and Development, at the Vienna Motor Symposium
Stuttgart/Vienna. Maximum performance and minimum fuel consumption – the
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, will continue to set the benchmark with efficient drive systems in the future. Wolfgang Hatz, Member of the Executive Board – Research and Development, places great emphasis on this goal at this year’s Vienna Motor Symposium. “Porsche is focusing on the deployment of plug-in hybrid technology in production,” Hatz announces. The sports car manufacturer has already taken on a pioneering role with the Porsche 918 Spyder: It redefines driving pleasure, efficiency and performance, uniting the best of two worlds: a combustion engine and an electric drive. Read more
A gripping finale in the American Le Mans Series event at Road Atlanta combines the drama of Porsche customers battling for three of the four class championships, and a special treat – the first race in the USA for the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid racing laboratory. Read more
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Porsche works drivers Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Long (USA) will tackle the 1,000 kilometre race in Zhuhai/China on 7 November with the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. This marks the first event in China for the innovative sports car from Weissach, which features two electric motors at the front axle each developing 60 kilowatts to supplement the 480 horsepower combustion rear-engine. The race on the Zhuhai International Circuit, in which the 911 GT3 R Hybrid is not eligible for points, is the third and final round of the newly-inaugurated Intercontinental Le Mans Cup after Silverstone and Road Atlanta. Read more
Porsche unveiled a futuristic hybrid supercar this week that it claims can hit 100km/h in just 3.2 seconds while emitting just a tiny fraction of the carbon put out by most sports cars.
The 918 Spyder prototype is the German carmaker’s offering to the growing market for hybrid cars that combine an internal combustion engine with electric propulsion, dramatically slashing the amount of greenhouse gasses the car emits.
Porsche Intelligent Performance makes Racing Cars even More Efficient
Stuttgart. Exactly 110 years after Ferdinand Porsche developed the world’s first car with hybrid drive, the Lohner Porsche Semper Vivus, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is once again taking up this visionary drive concept in production-based GT racing: During the Geneva Motor Show, a Porsche 911 GT3 R with innovative hybrid drive is making its debut, opening up a new chapter in the history of Porsche with more than 20,000 wins in 45 years scored by the extremely successful Porsche 911 in racing trim.