No electrical plans for Porsche GT division

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Flagship GT3 will retain its naturally aspirated flat-six for the foreseeable future
Hybrid 911 and Taycan sign large adjustments for Porsche’s mainstream line-up, however track-focused specials will keep centered on combustion

Porsche’s GT division has no plans to impress its fashions, based on boss Andreas Preuninger.

He claims that electrification is “not one thing we take into consideration in the meanwhile”. The corporate’s foremost line-up will quickly embody an electrical Taycan and a hybrid 911, however the GT variants will proceed to be all concerning the purity of a petroleum engine with out help, Preuninger stated. 

“There are concepts to perhaps look in that course for the conventional sports activities automobile line however not for the GT automobiles. If we might determine to make all of the racing automobiles electrified in a single day, then we might have a cause to look into that however, as at all times, it needs to be a connection between the automobiles we use on the monitor to the automobiles we promote with a numberplate connected,” Preuninger stated. 

“Firstly, for homologation, but in addition now we have to have the identical DNA within the automobile and share the identical platform, in any other case you lose credibility.”

He continued: “I believe it’s very right and the suitable factor to focus on three pillars [across Porsche] – hybrid, full electrical and hardcore, typical sports activities automobile. Ferry Porsche as soon as stated the final automobile on earth can be a sports activities automobile and I’m completely positive he’s proper.” 

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Preuninger additionally claims that Porsche’s board members are “actually conscious” of how essential the GT division is not only to the model’s clientele, but in addition to the integrity of the corporate’s picture as a producer of sporting fashions for fans. 

“Fortunately our board members assist us with GT tasks that are pure Porsche in a method a 911 at all times was. In different groups, Porsche concentrates on fields equivalent to digitalisation and electromobility. We’re in fixed interchange however I don’t assume we must always put every part in a single barrel.

Preuninger added: “We now have to have completely different automobiles to share completely different functions and so long as this buyer group is prepared to purchase our automobiles and benefit from the automobiles a lot, why ought to we cease?”

Learn extra

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Slideshow: the historical past of Porsche GT automobiles


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