Porsche to Bring Semper Vivus Hybrid Car to Geneva

With less than one week away until the Geneva Auto Show opens its doors and 111 years after its world premiere in 1900, the first functional, full hybrid car in the world is to be presented by Porsche at the Swiss venue. The vehicle will subsequently be on display as part of the Porsche Museum collection in Stuttgart.

The German automaker has even released a teaser video of the Semper Vivus project that can be watched below this article.

The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart has recreated the Semper Vivus to its original state in a four-year period. The Semper Vivus will commemorate Porsche's lengthy dedication to ground-breaking hybrid technology.

In addition, Porsche has recently announced that a second production hybrid will follow the Cayenne S Hybrid SUV, the Panamera S Hybrid. Deriving its total power output of 380 hp from a three-liter V6 supercharged engine and a 47 hp electric unit, the Panamera S Hybrid's total fuel consumption is 6.8 l/100 km. And with CO2 emissions of just 159 g/km, this comes as the most economical Porsche of all time.

“From the beginning of the 20th century, the name Porsche has been associated with pioneering innovations in automotive engineering. Ferdinand Porsche, the founding father of the present-day Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, entered unchartered territory in 1900 with the creation of the first fully-functional hybrid car in the world, the 'Semper Vivus' ('always alive'),”
a company statement reads.

autoevolution will be attending the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.

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