Michael Mauer, Porsche’s designer, at the 2011 NAIAS on Driving the Nation

Michael Mauer, Porsche’s designer, at the 2011 NAIAS on Driving the Nation

Michael Mauer, chief designer for Porsche took time to talk to Warren Brown, Washington Post, and myself at the 2011 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI.

Mauer talked about the future of Porsche’s sports cars, and why Porsche is building a 918 Spyder Hybrid.

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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.