According to Autocar, in addition to a chicken in every pot and a beer in every garage, Porsche plans to offer a "a hybrid version of every model in its range." No word on a hybrid chicken. [Autocar]
The Porsche 918 Spyder's the sexiest hybrid concept out there, offering Carrera GT-like performance and some high, mostly made-up fuel economy number you stop caring about as soon as you hear the 3.4-liter V8 rumble.
There's a lot we don't know about the hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder concept. Is its 500 HP combined or gas-only? Does performance really tail-off as charge runs down? So what do we know? Porsche might actually build this.
Despite the trompe l'oeil, the 2011 Porsche Cayenne is actually 1.88 inches longer than the outgoing model, but it's also 396lbs lighter. The real controversy, other than it being a Porsche-UV, is the 380HP hybrid — the first since 1899.
Porsche's fancy new President and CEO Michael Macht, speaking at the Frankfurt Motor Show, stated the performance brand is developing hybrid and electric powertrains for sports cars. However, current batteries aren't "sufficient to meet Porsche's strict requirements." Press release below.