Is A Porsche Electric-Powered Hypercar in the Works?
When It’s Debuting
Porsche is looking to the future. The brand’s chairman, Oliver Blume, recently announced that the German carmaker will be creating a new electric-powered hypercar, and it will be coming within the next decade.
According to Blume, an in-house product strategy study has already begun for the new car. This Porsche electric-powered hypercar is set to replace the 918 Spyder, filling the void that the Spyder left when it stopped production in 2015.
The new vehicle will be powered by either a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain or an all-electric propulsion system. It’s expected to be launched within the next decade, highlighting Porsche’s electrified driveline technology.
“In the future, I see a possibility for a hyper car with the next generation of batteries,” said Blume in an interview. “It should be a very high-performing car. We haven’t decided yet – it’s more in the direction of 2025 or later. That’s what we do in our product strategy.”
Currently, Porsche is keeping an eye on the field of solid-state battery technology, working hand-in-hand with Stanford University in Silicon Valley to work towards the brand’s electrified future. Recently, Porsche has been gaining more insight about the hybrid drivetrain via its motorsport branch, winning three victories at Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar endure with its 919 Hybrid.
Here at Porsche of Spokane, we can’t wait to hear more about this rumored hypercar.