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While Porsche is about to get into the electrification segment in a big way, it has no plans to make EV versions of its ultra high performance GT cars.
That news is according to GT division boss Andreas Preuninger in a new report.
He said that currently it's, "not something we think about at the moment."
That likely has to do more with the fact that it has yet to launch the Taycan, and any electrified version of such a car would be several years off, at best.
For now, GT cars will continue to be ICE-only, with models like the GT3 RS or the new Cayman GT4, which boasts 420-hp from a 4.0-liter flat-six.
Preuninger added that the brand's GT car strategy is tied to its racing cars, so we'd need to see fully-electric race cars from Porsche first. In his words, he said, "it has to be a connection between the cars we use on the track to the cars we sell with a numberplate attached."
This is necessary "for homologation, but also we have to have the same DNA in the car and share the same platform, otherwise you lose credibility.”
This reflects recent comments from Porsche's CEO that the brand believes ICE cars will be a big part of its portfolio for the next 10 years.