Porsche is to display what it believes to be the world’s first proponent of hybrid drive at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Lohner Porsche made its world debut at the 1900 Paris World Fair, with this week’s visit to US shores marking its first appearance outside of Europe.
By 1901, 24-year-old Ferdinand Porsche had added a petrol combustion engine and the car become the engineer’s breakthrough.
Today, the company believes that its high-technology Cayenne Hybrid, which will be on display at the show in prototype form, is the 21st century equivalent of Porche’s original vision.
However, motorists looking to get their hands on the car will have to wait until its release at the end of this decade.
Porsche is a German motor manufacturing company founded by Ferdinand Porsche in 1931. Its first distributed vehicle, the Porsche 64, appeared in 1939.