What's Wrong With This Picture: Staying Current Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Yes, the world is officially crazy enough for Siemens and Ruf to consider building an electric Cayenne. Er, excuse me, eRuf Stormster. Range is about 110 miles, but the top speed is only 92 mph, presumably to prevent unseemly snickering at the prospect of running out of power after an hour of spirited driving. Let’s be fair about this: if the Stormster ever made it to production it should be good for about 90 minutes of “enthusiast” range to go with its nine second zero-to-60 time. Jerks.

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  • Robert.Walter Robert.Walter on Dec 11, 2009

    I was thinking this might be a Porsche-funded stalking horse, intended to sniff out where there were a sub-niche here that might be exploited.

  • Kristjan Ambroz Kristjan Ambroz on Dec 11, 2009

    On top of that the venture is financed with Ruf's own money (not the US taxpayers') and might enable them to make a giant leap forward. If they'll get it right, they might well steal Tesla's thunder - in Europe at least. On top of that many Cayennes get moved in exactly the way described by ScottMcG, so whether the thing is powered by petrol, diesel or invisible pink unicorn dust really will not diminish its appeal.

  • Panzerfaust Panzerfaust on Dec 11, 2009

    Why the hell would anyone want an electric Porsche? What's next a pedal powered moto-Guzzi?

  • TZ TZ on Dec 11, 2009

    There's very little wrong with this picture, as usual. Heaven forbid that companies look to replace gas guzzlers with electric vehicles. And woe is us who believe that progress isn't a four-letter word.