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Porsche 911 hybrid will be ‘most powerful 911 we've ever had’

That would be something north of 700 horsepower

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume says the coming 911 plug-in hybrid will be "the most power 911 we've ever had."

Porsche chief: "In the future, we will have a hybrid drive in every model line"

2010 Porsche Panamera 4S – Click above for high-res image gallery

Geneva 2010: Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid not to be overlooked

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

Geneva 2010: Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid is not to be overlooked

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

Porsche CEO reportedly says 'no hybrid sports cars'

Go to any major city worldwide and you're likely to see a Porsche 911 roll by. It's far more common than seeing one making the cornstalks blur in the middle of farm country, anyway. Porsche CEO Michael Macht disagrees that his sports cars frequent metro areas. "They're not driven in the city," Macht told the UK's Autocar when discussing hybrid 987s and 997s. Of course, city driving is where hybrid powertrains rack up fuel economy credits, which Macht acknowledges before dismissing by saying, "It

Spy Shots: Is this Porsche 911 mule hiding a shocking secret?

No automaker is immune to global environmental pressures to reduce pollutants and limit carbon dioxide emissions. Even Porsche has gotten into the green game with both diesel and hybrid options for its Cayenne along with an expected hybrid powertrain for its Panamara range. Could that fuel-saving technology make a move closer to Porsche's sportscar roots? If so, would the battery pack go under the front hood in the rear-engined car?

Spy Shots: Is this Porsche 911 mule hiding a shocking secret?

No automaker is immune to the global environmental pressure to reduce pollutants and limit carbon dioxide emissions. Even Porsche has gotten into the green game with both diesel and hybrid options for its current Cayenne – along with an expected hybrid for its Panamara range. Could that fuel-saving technology make a move closer to Porsche's sportscar roots? If so, would the battery pack go under the front hood or a rear-engined car?