Porsche reveals technologies of
the future and environmentally friendly race car
Stuttgart - Dr. Ing. h.c. F.
Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany, has plans at this year’s
Geneva Auto Salon to show off an environmentally friendly and
fuel-efficient range of automobiles. The show, staged this year
between March 6 and March 16, is traditionally used to reveal
the most significant trends for the automobile season ahead.
On the Porsche stand the
automobiles on display will range from a prototype of the future
version of the extra efficient Cayenne Hybrid through to the
Porsche RS Spyder. This, the most successful race car in the
American Le Mans Series, achieved its eight overall victories in
2007 using the environmentally friendly E 10 fuel, containing a
mixture of 10 per cent by volume bioethanol. What’s more, all
second generation Cayenne models are powered by new specially
fuel-efficient engines with gasoline direct injection. And these
engines use up to 15 per cent less fuel.
In the sports car sector Porsche
is using the Geneva Auto Salon to reinforce with the new Boxster
RS 60 Spyder which has its Swiss trade fair premiere, and the
911 Turbo Cabriolet and the 911 GT2 Porsche’s decades-long
experience in constructing light, efficient and therefore also
fuel-efficient automobiles. Even under today's more exacting
environmental constraints, the optimal power to weight ratio of
these automobiles (the relationship between the weight of the
car and its performance) ensures ultimate driving dynamics
coupled with the ultimate driving pleasure.
(Feb 25, 2008)