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Thu, 24 Feb 2011

Porsche Semper Vivus Hybrid

What’s this, I hear you say? A new Porsche hybrid we knew nothing about, the Porsche Semper Vivus Hybrid? Not quite.

In fact, this is as old a Porsche hybrid as you can imagine. It’s a recreation of the very first Porsche hybrid, built by Ferdinand Porsche in 1911. Yes, that’s how long hybrids have been around. There’s nothing new under the sun.

It’s taken the Porsche Museum four years to recreate the Semper Vivus (it means ‘Live Forever’ in Latin – car makers were better educated in 1900) and it will be the highlight ofd Porsche’s stand at Geneva and a perfect way to focus attention on Porsche’s 21st century hybrids.

On show, as we reported recently, will be the Porsche Panamera Hybrid, the second hybrid to come from Porsche and featuring the same hybrid setup as the Cayenne Hybrid.

Also on view will be Porsche’s 918 RSR Hybrid racing car concept which debuted at Detroit and features the body of the Porsche 918 Spyder with the flywheel hybrid technology showcased on the 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car.

But fear not, it’s not all hybrid fare for Porsche at Geneva. Also on show will be the new Cayman R, the 911 Black Edition and the Boxster S Black Edition.

A Black and Hybrid Porsche Show.

By Cars UK