Porsche has always remained loyal to their principles in making exotic cars that are also usable and reliable. Every once in a while they like to remind us of this fact, and show off a bit, by sending their cars on some grueling voyage in some in some of the world’s most inhospitable territories.
A while ago we looked on with admiration as a convoy of stock Porsche Cayenne S models completed a 1,500 km journey from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea, most of it on rough terrain. For their new challenge Porsche decided to step up their game and make things more interesting. So they sent two of the latest Porsche Hybrid models on a mission impossible in Siberia.
The Porsche Hybrid models in question here are the Cayenne S E-Hybrid and Panamera S E-Hybrid, and the challenge they face is covering a distance of over 7.000 km across Siberia, dealing with rough terrain, snow storms, and freezing temperatures along the way. Hybrid cars are famous for bring fragile and prissy, but not if Porsche builds them!
Both the Cayenne S E-Hybrid and Panamera S E-Hybrid are powered by the same 416 horsepower hybrid powertrain consisting of a three-liter V6 engine and an electric motor. In the Panamera this system can manage an average fuel consumption of 3.1 l/100 km (CO2 emissions: 71 g/km) while the Cayenne, being a big SUV, does 3.4 l/100 km (CO2 emissions 79 g/km).