Porsche is showcasing its reconstruction of the world's first ever petrol hybrid in Geneva
1 March 2011

Porsche is showcasing the world’s first ever petrol electric hybrid at the Geneva motor show.

The Semper Vivus - meaning ‘always alive’ – was first introduced in 1900 by Ferdinand Porsche, with a full reconstruction having been completed by the Porsche museum 111 years after its introduction.

See a pic of the Porsche Semper Vivus

Construction of the Semper Vivus took four year. It will feature at Geneva alongside the new Panamera S Hybrid as well as a European debut for the 918 RSR concept.

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