"Efficiency doesn't have to be boring," those aren't our words. Those are the words of Porsche LMP1 driver Brandon Hartley. The new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid takes Porsche's hybrid technology from its 918 Spyder hypercar, and applies it to their flagship executive car. The new system gives an all-electric range of 50 kilometers, and provides a bump in …Continue to the full article
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What Does the 919’s Hybrid Technology Mean for Future Road Cars?
The current breed of hybrid LMP1 cars are the most technically advanced racecars built to date. The Porsche 919 incorporates a wide variety of technologies to improve both power and efficiency. The 919's small displacement V4 engine and high-discharge batteries are among the most sophisticated of their type, and give the 919 a whopping 900 …Continue to the full article
10 Pieces Of Porsche Technology That Transferred From The Race Track To The Road
1. Ring Synchronization: Before there was PDK…Before there was Tiptronic…Before there was Synchronization, there was the legendary “crash-box” transmission. Drivers were expected to have the skills to match engine RPMs with transmission RPMs for each gear. That meant listening and feeling what the car was doing for ever gearshift made, especially …Continue to the full article
Listening to a Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Drive Silently By is Quite Eerie.
One of the things that I love about Porsche is the exhaust note. In fact, it was this sound that first drew us to Porsche motorsports (you've gotta love a sport you can hear before you can see it). So watching a new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid drive by silently just seems wrong. On the other hand, the fact that you can seamlessly switch between …Continue to the full article