• Feb 14, 2011
Porsche is wading even deeper into hybrid waters by showing off a new electrified model at this year's Geneva Motor Show. According to the company, the vehicle will be a parallel full hybrid. Porsche says that the move to introduce another battery-laden model to the company's stable was bolstered by the success of the Cayenne S Hybrid as well as the gaggle of hybridized race cars and concepts that Porsche has unveiled as of late. The most recent of those, the 918 RSR hybrid, debuted at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, but that's not the only battery-operated vehicle to wear the crest.

Porsche famously campaigned its 911 GT3 R hybrid racer on the tracks of Europe last year, and the 918 RSR predecessor, the 918 Spyder concept, have all helped underscore the automaker's commitment to the hybrid game.

The automaker's unnamed hybrid isn't the only new model headed to Geneva. Porsche says that it will also dust off the recently-unveiled Cayman R as well as the stealthy Black Editions of the 911 and Boxster. Hit the jump for the full press blast.

[Source: Porsche]
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Porsche: Hybrid world premiere and numerous European premieres

Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart is putting the spotlight of its presence at the 81st Geneva Motor Show on the world premiere of a parallel full hybrid model. In the wake of the success of the Cayenne S Hybrid it signals a new chapter in the Zuffenhausen company's "Porsche Intelligent Performance" philosophy. The new hybrid model is being unveiled on 1st March 2011 at the press conference to be held on the Porsche stand in Hall 1, stand number 1050, starting at 7:30 a.m.

The world premiere in Geneva is being complemented by the 918 RSR hybrid racing car concept, making its first public appearance in front of a European audience. The mid-engine coupé combines the design of the 918 Spyder with the technology of the 911 GT3 R hybrid racing car. Porsche is also showcasing the especially sporty 330 hp (243 kW) Cayman R in Europe for the first time. Limited special editions of the 911 and Boxster model lines are two especially tasty morsels rounding off the appearance in Geneva. Porsche is producing the 911 Black Edition, limited to 1,911 units, based on the 345 hp (254 kW) 911 Carrera. The Boxster S Black Edition, which with its 320 hp (235 kW) packs ten hp (7 kW) more power than the Boxster S, is limited to 987 units.


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't believe 'Porsche famously campaigned its 911 GT3 R hybrid racer on the tracks of Europe last year'. I think it only ran one race in Europe last year, so of course that means it only saw action on one track.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Panamera ...
      • 3 Years Ago
      They do it because of the CO2 law in Europe.... every automaker to have something like 150 g of CO2/km average....I don't think they give a s...t...about hybrid power
      • 3 Years Ago
      Porsche is doing the right thing: turning defense into attack.
      electric sportscars are inevitable, so why not try to lead the field?!
      i have no doubt they will create some amazing e-machines in the years to come,
      cars that will easily outperform any gas-guzzler.