Go to any major city worldwide and you're likely to see a
roll by. It's far more common than seeing one making the cornstalks blur in the middle of farm country, anyway.
CEO Michael Macht disagrees that his
frequent metro areas. "They're not driven in the city," Macht told the UK's
987s and 997s. Of course, city driving is where hybrid powertrains rack up
credits, which Macht acknowledges before dismissing by saying, "It's technically possible but it's not part of the plan."
Despite the verbot on hybrid 911s,
, technology will be thrown at the sports cars to improve efficiency. "We want
regeneration and stop-start for our sports cars, but not hybrid," explains Macht. Just because there's no hybrids other than the
doesn't mean Porsche isn't playing with electrons. "There are some efforts to make a pure electric
," Macht notes, though such a vehicle would have to be capable of running as hard for as long as the petro-fueled Porsche cars – no 30-mile ranges here.