Semper Vivus Lauching to Porshce Museum | As part of the new special exhibition "Ferdinand Porsche - Pioneer of the Hybrid Drive”, the sportscar maker’s museum in Stuttgart is presenting a reconstruction of the first workable full-hybrid car in the world, the “Semper Vivus”. The special exhibition, which begins on May 10, will provide visitors with a fascinating glimpse of the early engineering creations of the young Ferdinand Porsche.
Porsche says it was the first fully-functional full-hybrid car in the world, created and built by Ferdinand Porsche in 1900. Through a meticulous process, Porsche's present-day engineers have made as near an exact recreation of the car as possible. It will be housed in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart after the show.
The teaser video below gives you an idea of what to expect. The full details on the recreation process will be revealed next week. Also joining the Semper Vivus on the stand will be the recently unveiled Panamera S Hybrid.
Porsche press release :
* Porsche presents first functional, full hybrid car in the world, the Semper Vivus, 111 years after its World Premiere in 1900. http://origin.porsche.com/uk
* Recreation of ground-breaking car will make its debut on March 1 at Geneva Motor Show
* View the film at porsche.co.uk/origin
* European debut of 918 RSR concept underlines ‘Porsche Intelligent Performance’ philosophy
But Porsche is being as cryptic as possible in the press release here so it could be that an altogether new hybrid vehicle will be debuting next week alongside the European premieres of the 918 RSR hybrid race car concept, the 330 PS (243 kW / 325 bhp) Cayman R, the limited series 911 Black Edition based on the 345 PS (254 kW / 340 bhp) 911 Carrera, and the Boxster S Black Edition.
The 911 Black Edition will be limited to just 1,911 units while the Boxer S Black Edition will get only 987 units made.
Label: Semper Vivus