Porsche Will Put the 680-HP Panamera Hybrid Drivetrain In a Cayenne

Expect to see a Cayenne with the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid's drivetrain some time next year.

We automotive enthusiasts live in weird times. Soon, the most powerful car in Porsche's lineup will be, not a 911, but a 680-hp sedan, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Now, we find out that Porsche's also working on sticking this hybrid drivetrain into the Cayenne because, yes, of course the world needs a 680-hp SUV.

Pictured above is a Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid.

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume confirmed development of the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid in an interview with Australia's Motoring at the Geneva Motor Show. This 680-horse mega-SUV should make its debut some time next year.

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Blume told Motoring that the idea is "to promote the electric power and therefore make the top-of-the-line model a hybrid version, like the Turbo S."

As Blume explained, Porsche has no plans to introduce a hybrid version of its current 991-generation 911. The next generation car, codenamed 992, can accommodate a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, Blume said, but Porsche hasn't decided whether it would bring such a variant into production.

While it might be hard to wrap your head around a near-700-hp SUV, the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid will have some genuine competition when it eventually arrives, with the Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and the Lamborghini Urus coming soon, and others doubtless following.

Weird times, indeed.

via Carscoops

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