Rejoice, Porsche purists. Despite plans to introduce a hybrid 911 and the Taycan electrical automobile, battery energy will not be coming to the model’s track-focused GT automobiles anytime quickly.
Chatting with Autocar, Porsche GT boss Andreas Preuninger says that electrification is “not one thing we take into consideration in the meanwhile.” Mainly as a result of homologation guidelines require the model’s road automobiles to resemble the race automobiles to a sure diploma and until the racers abruptly turn into electrical, the civilian fashions will stay gloriously reliant on unassisted inner combustion.
“There are concepts to possibly look in that route for the conventional sports activities automobile line however not for the GT automobiles,” stated Preuninger. “If we’d determine to make all of the racing automobiles electrified in a single day, then we’d have a motive 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 quantity plate connected. Firstly, for homologation, but in addition we’ve got to have the identical DNA within the automobile and share the identical platform, in any other case you lose credibility,” explains the GT boss.
Preuninger additionally provides that Porsche’s prime brass are on the identical web page as him and perceive the worth that his division’s seemingly regressive merchandise convey to each the shoppers that really pay for them and Porsche’s repute.
“Fortunately our board members help us with GT tasks that are pure Porsche in a approach a 911 at all times was,” he stated. “In different groups, Porsche concentrates on fields comparable to digitalization and electro-mobility. We’re in fixed interchange however I do not assume we must always put every part in a single barrel.”
Preuninger’s newest creations, the 718 Cayman GT4 and Boxster Spyder, use a 414-horsepower, naturally-aspirated flat-six solely hooked as much as a six-speed guide transmission. No all-wheel drive, no hybrid batteries, no turbochargers, no PDK, and material door pulls. Simply the way in which folks prefer it.
“We’ve got to have totally different automobiles to share totally 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?”