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.