Porsche hybrids strut their stuff during the E-Performance Nights in Malaysia

October 10, 2018

With most major manufacturers racing to bring their fully electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to the forefront, Porsche gives us a different take on the whole experience via its very first E-Performance Nights event held recently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Held last October 8 and 9, 2018, the two-night event saw a host of Porsche hybrid models zip their way around the streets of the Asian city, allowing occupants to take in the breathtaking Malaysian skyline at night. At the same time, the bevy of Porsche vehicles likewise played around on the Sepang International Circuit, demonstrating just how capable these rides even on the limit.

On hand were the 8887hp 918 Spyder, along with the 680hp Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. The latter, with its 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 and 14kWh electric motor offers the Porsche driving DNA mixed with the comfort of a luxury saloon.

Also on hand was the Cayenne E-Hybrid with its 3.0-liter bi-turbo V6 and 14.1kWh electric mill that puts out 462 horses. This one, on the other hand, mixes Sport Utility Vehicle practicality with the fun driving dynamics of an everyday sports car.

Of course, what’s an E-Performance event without the upcoming Porsche Taycan? For the uninitiated, the Taycan, or Mission E, as it was originally known, is the brand’s very first fully-electric sports car. It wil give the rademark Porsche driving performance, minus the guilt.

If the Porsche E-Performance Nights are anything to go by, then it looks like the electric era should be a lot of fun.

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