Porsches Future: 4-Cylider, Hybrid and Electric OptionsPosted by: David Hurth / Category: Commentary, Porsche
Earlier this week I wrote post over at 9 Magazine about the future of the Porsche Sports Car. The post mainly focused on how Porsche will be able to meet future stricter emission and gas mileage standards in Europe and the United States. The post talked about the Porsche 918 Spyder, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept and the Porsche Boxster E-Concept and how the hybrid and the electric cars match-up against each other.
After the post went live I’ve had feedback about the post asking why didn’t I mention the 4-cylider option. The main reason that I left this out of the post is that currently it does not appear to be in Porsches near future. We’ve heard about a smaller Porsche roadster (often called the Porsche 550 Spyder) using a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. While, I am a big fan of Porsche 4-cylinders (I own a Porsche 944 and love the Porsche 356 and the Porsche 914-4) according to recent interviews a smaller less expensive Porsche with a 4-cylinder engine is not currently an option for Porsche as it would bring the brands image down. I personally am not sure I personally totally agree with this, but that is the official word from Porsche.
So, that is the reason I didn’t mention the 4-cylinder option. While I think it would be a good option, it just doesn’t appear to be the direction that Porsche is heading. Let us know in the comments if you agree with Porsche current direction with regard to the future of their cars.
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