Michael Bartsch, Porsche, at the 2011 New York auto show on Driving the Nation

Michael Bartsch, Porsche, at the 2011 New York auto show on Driving the Nation

Michael Bartsch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Porsche, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, at the 2011 New York auto show.

Porsche unveiled the  380-hp Panamera S Hybrid at an asking price of $95000.

But the real show stopper was the $750,000 reproduction of the series hybrid Ferdinand Porsche built in 1900. The reproduction is an open car with no doors.

Porsche is bringing out 4-door sedans, and hybrids. Why?

What will Porsche bring out in the near future, and why are they in a “quiet period”?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.