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Porsche Panamera Prototype Reveals an Interesting Design Evolution

Porsche Panamera Prototype Reveals an Interesting Design Evolution

One more facelift to keep the Panamera fresh for the next couple of years

The current-gen Porsche Panamera has been on the market since 2017. It’s already been facelifted once, but Porsche is interested in revitalizing the old model just one more time before the next-gen model launches in 2025. The model you see here will only be on the market for a few years, launching for 2023 but from what we can tell it’s going to bring some interesting change. This prototype reveals a new front fascia with an additional air intake and a revised light layout. The rear end was completely covered, but a revised taillight matrix isn’t exactly out of the question. Expect the interior to remain largely the same, though, as Porsche will save its best goodies for the third-gen model in 2025. Check out the full gallery below to see the prototype for yourself!

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Porsche is Developing a 911 Hybrid, and This Video is Proof

Porsche is Developing a 911 Hybrid, and This Video is Proof

This Porsche 911 Hybrid was caught running on the Nürburgring and may be called the 911 Turbo E-Hybrid

For years now, we’ve been told to patiently wait for an electrified Porsche 911. Back in 2018, Porsche’s 911 Product Line Director, August Achleitner said that an electrified 911 in any form definitely won’t come soon, with the plan being 2022 at the very earliest. Later on, we found out that Porsche was struggling to electrify the 911 without ruining its iconic nature, and finally, back in 2020 Frank-Steggen Walliser, the man in charge of Porsche’s sports car line, said the 911 would be the last Porsche to go electric. Things clearly haven’t been looking up for an electrified 911 – hybrid or full-on EV. All of that is about to change, though, and the video we have for you today is the proof – it’s a hybrid 911 kicking ass around the Nürburgring.

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This Racing Yellow Porsche 918 Spyder Wouldn't Be A Bad Way To Spend $1.23 Million

This Racing Yellow Porsche 918 Spyder Wouldn’t Be A Bad Way To Spend $1.23 Million

A low-mileage 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is up for sale in the UK at RM Sothebys

Porsche developed the 918 Spyder as the replacement to the Carrera GT from September 2013 to June 2015. In a different light of the ’Holy Trinity’ bolstered by the mighty McLaren P1 and the gorgeous Ferrari LaFerrari, the Porsche was undoubtedly the most distinctive of the three.

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By 2024, Your Porsche 911 Might Not Run On Gasoline Anymore

By 2024, Your Porsche 911 Might Not Run On Gasoline Anymore

The Porsche 911 might not run on gas, but it won’t be electric either. What’s going on?

Earlier in November 2020, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume revealed that the German firm is developing a new synthetic fuel as a strategy to keep its old sports cars on the road. With emission regulations becoming stricter and with most automakers now shifting toward electrification, cars with internal combustion engines may no longer be road-legal in 20 years. Porsche wants to solve this problem with a new synthetic fuel that will replace gasoline in internal combustion cars, reducing CO2 emissions and keeping them on the road longer. While this isn’t exactly news, the fact that Porsche will convert the 911 to this type of fuel in 2024 is!

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The Porsche 911 Won't Go Hybrid For Fuel Efficiency - That's For Sure

The Porsche 911 Won’t Go Hybrid For Fuel Efficiency - That’s For Sure

Porsche isn’t planning a hybrid 911 yet, but it could build an electric two-door soon

A hybrid version of the Porsche 911 has been in the rumor mill for quite some time now. Most rumors hinted that the 911 will go hybrid during the current 992 generation, but it seems that Porsche is in no hurry to electrify the iconic sports car. According to company CEO Oliver Blume, the 911 won’t go hybrid anytime soon and if it happens, an electric motor will be added to enhance performance and not to increase fuel economy.

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The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Could Be the Most Powerful Road-Going Porsche Ever

The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Could Be the Most Powerful Road-Going Porsche Ever

It could make over 750 ponies, which is a lot more than the current-gen 911 GT2 RS as well

The 2021 Porsche Panamera arrived last week, and it has stirred the lineup heavily. Four years into the current-gen, the Panamera’s facelift includes a number of changes outside and a few on the inside, but the biggest change came in form of a new Turbo S model, which replaced the Panamera Turbo. The extra power boost over its predecessor was good news, but that’s not the end of it. The company is working on the hybrid version of this model, and it could be the most powerful road-going Porsche, beating the 911 GT2 RS to take the apex position in the lineup.

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The Very Things That Make the Porsche 911 So Iconic Are Also Making It Hard to Go Hybrid

The Very Things That Make the Porsche 911 So Iconic Are Also Making It Hard to Go Hybrid

The Porsche 911’s size, layout, and architecture are all working against Porsche engineers in their efforts to go hybrid

The concept of a hybrid or electric 911 isn’t a new one – Porsche has been working on a 911 hybrid for years. We even discussed whether or not there’s a legitimate case for an electric 911 in mid-2019. After all, the Porsche 718 Cayman is expected to go electric or at least hybrid when the next-gen model launches, so the 911 should be next, right? Well, it’s not exactly that simple as the 911’s general design all but prohibits efficient use of electric components. Let me explain a little further…

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A New Porsche Hypercar Is Coming and You Won't Believe What Porsche is Considering

A New Porsche Hypercar Is Coming and You Won’t Believe What Porsche is Considering

A New Porsche Electric Hypercar Could Rewrite the Rules of the Car Industry

Porsche Design director, Michael Mauer shared a rather peculiar insight into the next generation of Porsche flagship hypercar. In an interview with British Autocar, Mauer noted:

“There is always the option to look into history, but sometimes you can also take the option to create some history.”

In short, this means that the Porsche 918 Spyder successor’s design could take a retro-inspired style, or it could look far into the future in a courageous step of progressivism. This got me thinking about the Porsche 918 Spyder’s successor which is slated to appear in 2025 at the earliest. In Stuttgart, Porsche engineers and designers had been tasked to envision the new hypercar. The first request:

it has to be able to lap the Nurburgring in less than 6 minutes and 30 seconds.

Well, I am not entirely sure that this is the first request, but you get the point. Frank-Steffen Walliser, the head of Porsche Motorsport, said that this is one focal point for the company and one of the primary intentions behind the 918 Spyder successor.

Let me say that 6:30 around the ’Ring is not an easy task to accomplish for a road-legal car. Or for any car for that matter.

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Porsche is Succeeding in North America Where Most Automakers Fail: Sedans

Porsche is Succeeding in North America Where Most Automakers Fail: Sedans

You can always count on the German automaker to thrive in the middle of a downturn

The U.S. sedan market was brutal in 2018 for a lot of automakers. But don’t tell that to Porsche; the German automaker is buckling all trends after posting its seventh straight year of record-breaking sales in North America. You would think that the Porsche Cayenne SUV and the Porsche Macan crossover would be spearheading that record growth, but that’s not the case. No, no, no. Of all models, it’s the Porsche Panamera sedan that’s pulling Porsche’s sales sleigh. The four-door saloon not only escaped 2018 with a downturn in sales; it completely went the other way with a 19.5-percent sales growth compared to its sales volume in 2017. While it still looks like the sedan market in the U.S. is steadily losing steam, Porsche remains immune to the trend. Don’t expect it to lose steam, either, now that the Taycan sedan is arriving this year.

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Porsche Came Up with a Pretty Slick Way to Electrify the 992-Gen 2020 Porsche 911

Porsche Came Up with a Pretty Slick Way to Electrify the 992-Gen 2020 Porsche 911

Some components were packed with electrification in mind

It’s not even 2019, and we’re already talking about the hybridized version of the new 992-generation Porsche 911. Yes, the plug-in model will only be unveiled in late 2020 for the 2021 model but August Achleitner, Porsche’s current head of sports car development, has already shed some light on how the German company prepared for this move.

We knew ever since the new 911 was presented to the world at the L.A. Auto Show that it would have some built-in features that would, later on, make the adaptation of a hybrid powertrain simpler. Now, we get a bit of insight of how Porsche is working to fit the battery pack and the electric motors onto the 911s platform.

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If You're Waiting for a 992-Gen Porsche 911 Hybrid, Don't Hold Your Breath

If You’re Waiting for a 992-Gen Porsche 911 Hybrid, Don’t Hold Your Breath

Unless you do Yoga, or some other breathing exercises that can keep you alive for four years

Were you excited to see the new Porsche Carrera S and Carrera 4S at the Los Angeles Auto Show? Who wasn’t? The eighth-generation of the 911 is more refined than ever and is all set to carry the rich legacy of this renowned model. However, another bit of news that grabbed eyeballs is that there might be a hybrid version of the 911. Before you get your hopes high, the 911 hybrid is still at least four years away.

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Porsche Pulls the Plug On Diesel

Porsche Pulls the Plug On Diesel

The automaker doesn’t want Volkswagen’s tainted reputation to affect Porsche’s sales

Amidst the aftermath of Volkswagen’s diesel scandal, Porsche has decided to ditch diesel engines from its line-up entirely. The Stuttgart automaker is exploring hybrid and electric technology since the segment is picking up pace at an alarming rate, which has reduced diesel sales substantially. The question now is, how will this affect Porsche sales in the future?

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