Porsche is a smart company. They build cars that cater to both their most hardcore fans as well as the folks that buy the cars which allow Porsche to build the cars for the purists. Porsche is also keeping an eye on the future, and that future includes vehicles aided by the use of electric propulsion systems.
It's a concept referred to as Porsche E-Mobility and the automaker has put together a video explaining what this means and how it affects the future of Porsche products.
It all started when Porsche created the Cayenne S Hybrid. From there, the electronic tech has spread to other models such as the new Panamera S E-Hybrid. The culmination of this electrification ends at the highest levels of Porsche performance, which is exactly where you'd expect it to wind up.
Coming soon for an exclusive set of customers is the 918 Spyder, which can be driven entirely in an electric mode. It can also be driven in a combination gas-electric drive mode which gives drives the full use of 887 horsepower and 940 pound-feet of torque.
Porsche is also a heavily involved motorsports competitor. The E-Mobility makes an appearance on the racetrack thanks to the 911 GT3 R Hybrid. By harnessing the power of electricity, Porsche can deliver an extra 160 horsepower and 120 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels for up to eight seconds of a time. That should be a rather nice tool for passing on circuits around the world.
Electricity is not a bad thing when it comes to automotive propulsion applications, and it's great to see it being used to enhance already potent machines. Say hello to the future.