Porsche claims that future GT models will not be electrifiedJune 25, 2019
Electrification is still a priority for Porsche, but traditional sports cars that use gasoline engines also remain important.
Porsche GT is responsible for the creation and development of models such as the Porsche 911 GT3, GT3 RS, GT2 RS and 718 Cayman GT4, that is, more powerful versions of the company’s conventional models. According to Andreas Preuninger, a representative of this division, these high-performance models will not be electrified in the near future.
“There are ideas, perhaps, to look in this direction at the usual line of sports cars, but not at cars of the GT series,” said Mr. Preuninger. “For the time being, we will not do this.”
According to Mr Preuninger, members of the Porsche board of directors still understand the importance of the hardcore GT model for the future brand, even though the company has recently been developing more hybrids and all-electric models. According to him, all three types of vehicles are the main pillars for the company’s production plan.
In the past few months, the GT division was very busy with the release of new models, which turned out to be 911 Speedster, 718 Cayman GT4 (pictured) and 718 Boxster Spyder. By the way, judging by the “spy” pictures, the next-generation 911 GT3 has already begun development.
The Porsche model electrification initiative starts in September, when the all-electric Taycan sedan will be introduced. Electric car 2021 model should be on sale in Europe before the end of the year. Later, the Taycan Sport Turismo electric wagon will also be shown.
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