All electric cars aren’t new. In fact, while not “all electric”, Porsche can be credited with the development of the first full-hybrid car. Couple that with their pioneering work with the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, the electric motors in the 918 Spyder and the 919 Hybrid and it’s no surprise Porsche announced the Mission E, their first all electric sports sedan.
With all the discussion around global warming, and the continued refinement of CAFE regulations, you don’t need to be a Issac Asimov to envision a future where all new cars are electric and fossil fuel cars are relegated to the track, private collections and museums. I’m not saying it’s going to happen soon, but it could happen at some point. That’s why electric Porsche 911 conversions like the one below interest me. It’s well done, has reasonable range and performance is actually enhanced from original.
What Makes a Porsche a Porsche?
Air-cooled to water-cooled. Normally aspirated engines to only turbo charged engines. Rear engine 911 race cars to mid-engine 911 race cars. These were all huge sea changes in the world of Porsche. What happens when Porsche goes all electric? Is it still a Porsche? To me, that begs the question what makes a Porsche a Porsche? Is it the engine? Is it the design? Is it the exhaust sound? Is it the feel on the road? Or is it that sound the door makes on a classic Porsche? Perhaps its a combination of all of them?