1900 Porsche Semper Vivus full hybrid recreated
In-wheel electric motors, a full-hybrid drivetrain, and a Porsche logo: it sounds like a modern car, but it's 111 years old. It's the Porsche Semper Vivus, and it has been recreated in time for the Geneva Motor Show.
Porsche says it was the first fully-functional full-hybrid car in the world, created and built by Ferdinand Porsche in 1900. Through a meticulous process, Porsche's present-day engineers have made as near an exact recreation of the car as possible. It will be housed in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart after the show.
The teaser video below gives you an idea of what to expect. The full details on the recreation process will be revealed next week. Also joining the Semper Vivus on the stand will be the recently unveiled Panamera S Hybrid.