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Frank-Steffen Walliser, vice president of the 911 and 718 models continued to reinforce Porsche's disinterest in making a fully electric 911.

“That’s one of the most important questions at the moment – Can I imagine an electric 911? No, not really,” Walliser said. “I think six cylinders, the specific layout of the car, its sound that is part of the 911. Everything is a really, really an integral part of the whole 911 story.”

However, it didn’t rule out some electrical assistance in future 911 models.

“We can do an electric sports car, but I do not intend on making an electric 911,” Walliser explained. “A hybrid might be possible, but it should be a hybrid that fits the character of a 911.”

By that he clarified he meant a conventional or mild hybrid system, rather than a heavier and more elaborate plug-in hybrid that he believes would add too much weight and complexity to ensure the 911 remained a truly dynamic sports car.

Walliser added: “For enthusiasts, this has to be emotional. Hearing something, feeling, tasting, is important. The more you can touch all of those emotions, the better it will be to drive.”

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