Chris Harris on... the future of the Porsche 911 and internal-combustion | Top Gear

6 Απρ 2021
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Chris Harris and Top Gear Magazine Editor Jack Rix discuss the future of the 911. Will it even exist? Will it go electric? Is there a future for internal-combustion? Let's find out...
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  • Chris, great puffer jacket what brand is it? :)

    Annie WorleyAnnie WorleyΠριν ημέρα
  • Chris makes a good point but synthetic fuel is just not going to work at scale, like clean coal its a myth

    Thomas WilliamsThomas WilliamsΠριν ημέρα
  • There will never be a replacement for the sound of a naturally aspirated 3.8/4.0L boxer 6 Porsche engine. That is the soul of the brand.

    Grand PadreGrand PadreΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Is synthetic fuel analogous to "clean coal?" Because my limited knowledge of chemistry and petroleum says a synthetic fuel is still H-C-H combinations. It's irrelevant if it comes from dinosaurs or a chemistry lab. Hydrocarbons are hydrocarbons.

    Dude On BikeDude On BikeΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • The environmental cost of producing lots of electricity cannot be lost in this equation. Electric cars owners tend to overlook this rather important part of the process.

    Allosaurus FragilisAllosaurus FragilisΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • *I’d love to see Chris Harris on the Grand Tour.*

    r e v e l a r e_ XVIIr e v e l a r e_ XVIIΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • There's no future for internal combustion engines in cars - 'synthetic' fuel or not.

    jools2323jools2323Πριν 7 ημέρες
  • My 5.0 Mustang just had it's first MOT. Emissions came out at 0% CO and >10PPM HC. What is all the fuss about??

    Nigel’s Modelling BenchNigel’s Modelling BenchΠριν 12 ημέρες
  • They want to force us to accept that the future is gay (electric)

    Justice WarriorJustice WarriorΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • I like how synthetic eFuels can be used in current cars too. No need to replace every car with a boring EV, keep the sound/feel whilst being cleaner. And for those who only like EV, well there are plenty of EVs to choose from anyway.

    Daniel SadjadianDaniel SadjadianΠριν 15 ημέρες

  • Synthetic fuels aren’t a magic solution to keeping the combustion engine unless we can change the laws of physics. They still burn stuff in an inefficient engine causing local pollution of CO2, particulates and other gases. Towns and cities want clean air and BEVs are the way to get it.

    Colin The EV InstructorColin The EV InstructorΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • Synthetic fuel!

    Muratib Mike FatahMuratib Mike FatahΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • German car industry vs Tesla

    langra manlangra manΠριν 16 ημέρες
  • I think the 992 is the last of the pure gas powered 911's ... the 994 will be hybrid or electric only.

    SJSJΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • Biodiesel can reduce emissions with about 90% on diesels. Biodiesel is a waste product of the food industry, non hazardous for the environment yet governments (at least the Dutch one) don't endorse the use of it. Why ? Political agendas. They have chosen electrical cars as the new economy, it's all about money and they don't care about emissions. Electrical cars still use non-replenishable resources (lithium, cobalt) so they simply switched to another resource instead of a renewable one, and batteries are still extremely bad for the environment. I don't believe electrical cars should have the future, hydrogen or synthetic fuels sound a lot more useful for that.

    Sven van WesterlooSven van WesterlooΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • I find it funny to myself the host said what I've said for months about the color being important for the M3. There's a few owners in Annapolis MD. M3, M4. They have it in black. I've seen the SUV models in different colors and they are absolutely hideous to look at. As for the M3/M4 I think if they had a dual racing dash on the fenders it would fix the cavernous distance between that grill and the A pillar. There's a old BMW concept car that nailed this design. It's not like it's something new for BMW, I mean they've had this design for at least 10yrs

    Donovan TylerDonovan TylerΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • As a “Gear Head” The 997 911 GT2 RS is the one to keep forever “ WOW “ She’s 10 years old already 😎

    Micah 77Micah 77Πριν 19 ημέρες
  • Let the free market decide...we don't need politcal interference...freedom all the way...💨💨💨

    VW GTIVW GTIΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • As nice as a 911 is more than ever before an obsolete toy. Everywhere speed limit and even here in Germany there is mostly so much traffic that it comes down as a „natural speed limit“. It simply doesn’t make any sense at all (any more) to spend that kind of money on a car. Most of the time they’re on lease anyway.... 🥱. It is a toy of the past... unfortunately.

    Bikemike 1Bikemike 1Πριν 19 ημέρες
  • 3:00 don't think Chris has ever met a politician

    Rory FraserRory FraserΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • Gt3 is a track car , why shouldn’t it be made faster , that comment about road speed limits makes no sense.....unless gt3 is really not a track car

    Matt ReidMatt ReidΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • An evergreen...if i had two thousand euros i would buy a ferrari a mclaren or a mercedes. Remember Porsche reminds to Cisitalia an italian brand strong in the fortys. Italians have always done better.....

    Francesco OranoFrancesco OranoΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • Great Interview, gives us Petrol heads a hope! #lm74works

    LM74 WorksLM74 WorksΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • Looking forward to a cayman ev

    Sharing LungsSharing LungsΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • Why no 991.2 GT3 RS? :) I think it looks the best.

    Christian GruberChristian GruberΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • The 911 was iconic. In the 70’s and 80’s I owned two of them (also two 914’s). They represented superior sports car manufacturing to me and many others enthusiasts. I really don’t see this as the case any longer, to me the 911 represents a very high priced sporty car that is old technology. It is no longer the raw cutting edge car that my 1972 911T was or even my 1982 SC . They have morphed into something that I don’t recognize. Maintenance was never cheap, but I wonder what a brake job on one costs now or a set of tires. After you figure in depreciation, maintenance, fuel, insurance, capitalization the expense to run a new 911 must be astronomical. For me , Porsche’s ( and other German manufacturers) era has ended. What you are buying is overpriced, old technology, besides, I have recently street raced a GT2 and a Carrera S and beat them quite handily with the family sedan.

    Shepherds KnollShepherds KnollΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • Once again Chris Harris, u are wrong! EVs are & will develop so fast & be so good in all respects that the market for an ICE Porsche 911 will be so small it will be uneconomical for Porsche to continue building them.

    BazzaG76BazzaG76Πριν 22 ημέρες
  • Hi guys get rid of your mobile phones I’ve invented a synthetic landline phone. It’s basically the same as a mobile phone but it comes with a 40 mile long cable. Job done.

    JoeJoeΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • Well said Chris!

    metaljonesymetaljonesyΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • Wow Chris is well read. EV isn’t the future. Bio Fuels are. Even Bill Gates latest book discusses that very thing, too many hurdles for “clean” EV power. Bio Fuels can be drop n play, in ANY car/truck/Semi/plane/boat.

    Michael FoustMichael FoustΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • Synthetic fuel will be nice for rich car enthusiasts

    fruhlingsbilderfruhlingsbilderΠριν 24 ημέρες
    • I'm not sure it'll be very expensive. The majority of the price of petrol is tax.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • I want Porsche to make an electric 911. Porsche would make the most insane electric ever EVER. PERIOD.😂 I’ll also take a hybrid 911, that’d be awesome as well.

    Kanyes SonKanyes SonΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • I really enjoy watching Chris. I don't watch the main show anymore as it's tripe. I also stopped watching the really old 3 too. But, I'm sorry to say, synthetic fuel to become green requires a fuel cell. You cannot burn it. That means battery technology. Sure, there are methods using coal and biomass that you can burn. But your car will not sound the same and it's debatable how green that is. It's entirely possible to build an electric powered system with the inefficiency of a multi cylinder engine block. But why the hell would you? Porsche hopes to keep old collectables running with synthesized fuel rather than electrifying them. They do understand that when you take away demand, it'll be difficult to justify a multi billionaire dollar industry to power 1000s of classics without economy of scale. It'd probably cost £5000 to fill up your old 911. No more oil subsidies either. We still run steam trains for hobbyists, so perhaps this is to guarantee some form of future for the past endeavours. Now where's my Taycan Turbo (oops, can't keep a straight face saying Turbo for an EV)....

    Simon HairyCheeseSimon HairyCheeseΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • Chris Harris is like the old farmer looking at a tractor after using horses to plough for fifty years: "They're still investing on making new collars for the horses"

    Rich FeatherRich FeatherΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • Please can Top gear make a podcast I'd really like to see it on GRworld and other platform's🙏🙏🙏

    Ncomeka ShingaNcomeka ShingaΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • All of my ICE cars - including the newer ones - suddenly seemed vintage after I got a Tesla Model 3. Why be sad about that? I enjoy my old vintage cars. My prediction as 2030 approaches: "new vintage" cars - special ICE cars, not Camry's - will be treasured. Porsche will provide a special service to keep them as new, adding the latest electronics, etc. "Super CPO". Everyone will be happy, even those who have difficulty coping with change.

    Curt AustinCurt AustinΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • TG has nothing to offer any more

    TeslapowerTeslapowerΠριν 25 ημέρες
    • So is tesla...👋👋✌

      VW GTIVW GTIΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • Massive respect for Chris Harris. Words of wisdom from a down to earth legend 👍

    markbucknell1markbucknell1Πριν 25 ημέρες
  • 2035: The "new" 911 still looks like a boring stretched VW Beetle.

    TheMilk TraffickerTheMilk TraffickerΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • That "brew" is hydrogen, but ..... never mind.

    Unreliable Narrator 66Unreliable Narrator 66Πριν 26 ημέρες
  • The Germans were using synthetic fuels in fighter planes in WW2 - it’s nothing new!

    beau jestebeau jesteΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • CO2 is the lifeblood of the planet...

    beau jestebeau jesteΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • Synthetic/bio fuel exist since decades in the form of ethanol. Much used in Brazil. Also, there is already biodiesel Nobody except Brazil wanted to go this way.

    michelcotemichelcoteΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • The NEW BMW-s are so uglly cars that India manufacturer TATA makes bether looking cars !!! AMEN

    Sanel ŠabanovičSanel ŠabanovičΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • It would be interesting to see an internal combustion engine using other than fossil fuel .. coz as a car enthusiast i think electrics are great but the internal combustion is always exciting .. 👍🏼

    InCombusTricInCombusTricΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • You can easily put Harris in with Clarkson, May and the little fella and it would be like they have always been together !

    indoblehindoblehΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • Hydrogen fuel is the future not electric.

    tony152tony152Πριν 26 ημέρες
  • Leaded petrol is bad but we have developed unleaded. Unleaded is bad, drive diesels. Diesels are bad, we have synthetic fuels....... and so it goes on.

    Steve CadeSteve CadeΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • Chris Harris is a purist and I for one 100% appreciate that. Original Gang of 3 was awesome, they brought motoring to the people with humor and their own motoring passion with an accent on humor. Lets just appreciate them all, and long live the combustion engine for its raw mechanical vibe and respect the punch of electrons. That said, I think Porche has it right. How can a 1.9 sec 0 to 60 be anything like safe on a daily drive!!! Were at the edge of speed right now...desperate for what's next even if its the "I want my mummy button" Lets hope we can appreciate the feel of a beast between our hands and pedel for a few more years before the autonomous drive is the norm!

    Phillip Wesley-BrownPhillip Wesley-BrownΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • synthetic fuels are a well understood and proven technology. The Germans used those in their fighter planes during WW2. You need hydrogen and carbon, whether from fossil like coal or natural gas or by carbon capturing and electrolysis doesn't make much of a difference. It's just very expensive! But like the German Luftwaffe, supercar owners won't care about the price of their juice, or will they?

    Volker HettVolker HettΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Chris Harris is ALWAYS interesting to watch. Whether he’s sideways at opposite lock in a Mclaren, or sitting on chair in a studio talking about the future of the internal combustion engine. Never stop, sir.

    Mohammed MughalMohammed MughalΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Chris, I think you're assuming that politicians would be prepared to acknowledge that they made a rash decision, or did not engage stake-holders about the potential of alternative fuels for ICE's. You give them way too much credit for open-mindedness and objectivity. Their position is ideologically-driven (no pun intended), and you can't change those whose feet are cemented in ideology (so many other examples) with facts or science.

    Gregory PhippsGregory PhippsΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Synthetic fuels make sense as well because there are wheeled vehicles which can't use batteries yet: long distance trucking and shipping.

    acchaladkaacchaladkaΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Is this just going to become a podcast? It should be! This duo is quite good in my opinion and I’d love long form discussions from them

    Michael PruettMichael PruettΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Bit surprised, not the 4.0?

    1224ALEX12241224ALEX1224Πριν 27 ημέρες
  • The thing about the current line up is that viewing figures will drive who they keep. People who like a 'bit of a ladd laff' tune in to watch Freddie. People who like cars tune in to watch Chris. People who like eating crayons tune in to watch Paddy.

    Tim HamlettTim HamlettΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • Chris Harris for Prime Minister?

    Mark ScotchfordMark ScotchfordΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • ICE will fade like mechanical watches - popular with afficionados, but not with most people.

    EnergyMaxWhEnergyMaxWhΠριν 28 ημέρες
  • Porsche's synthetic fuel is just as much a pipe dream as hydrogen fuel cells have been. Keeps clutching at straws, shmucks.

    LiveandLetDriveLiveandLetDriveΠριν 28 ημέρες
  • I think i might buys some stock in synthetic clean fuels

    A92A92Πριν 28 ημέρες
  • The 911 will go electric, and its going to be a huge hit.

    Revelacion HumanaRevelacion HumanaΠριν 28 ημέρες
    • It already is.

      Francisco SousaFrancisco SousaΠριν 27 ημέρες
  • You sure about that?! HAHA I'm not buying an electric Panamera. Sorry, that's like asking Americans to give up the 2nd. a 911 has a flat 6. PERIOD.

    Ryan WayRyan WayΠριν 28 ημέρες
  • Porsche can’t even design a 991 S like I have that has front grill screens to keep pebbles from puncturing an AC condenser where you loose all refrigerate then lose ac. Don’t even want to discuss having it fixed or the dealerships who treat you like shit because you did not buy the car from them. Selling and buying a Tesla. Way faster anyhow.

    Jack ShaheenJack ShaheenΠριν 28 ημέρες
  • Chris is king 🤴

    andrewlam426andrewlam426Πριν 28 ημέρες
  • Come on PORSCHE!!!! SYNTHETIC FUELS!!!!!!!!

    Tanvir HussainTanvir HussainΠριν 28 ημέρες
  • Politicians are bullshitters, we need combustion engines to continue! Cars are not evil at all. They are amazing!!!!!

    Tanvir HussainTanvir HussainΠριν 28 ημέρες
  • An e-Gas ICE 911 will still produce particulates and nitric oxide even if the net CO2 contributions are zero. I'm OK with electric cars, pluses and minuses, but it's the future, got to go with it, the environment and health is more important than cars, (marginally) and the vast majority people are not going to accept polluting vehicles on in their neighbourhoods in just a few years time. ICE enthusiasts will be the new Steam Train enthusiasts, fat middle ages boring men who spend there weekends travelling around the country ICE-CAR spotting. I expect when VW group start manufacturing their QuantumScape solid state batteries Porsche will bring out a 911e with a battery in the boot rather than an engine, with a manual gearbox option for the die-hards, that would be good enough for me with my rubbish driving skills to have some fun in.

    Jon JenningsJon JenningsΠριν 28 ημέρες
  • Outside of Europe for places like australia who do not have the infrastructure for electric charging stations how do they benefit ?. in some places we barely have enough petrol stations. Gordon Murray raises some very relevant points about an EV future on Harris’s podcast and the impact of battery management . I do not believe EV is the future. Hydrogen or synthetic fuels to replace existing fossil fuels should be pursued.

    K NK NΠριν 28 ημέρες
  • I would like to see a race from lands end to John o' groats between a £10 k Dacia Sandero, the cheapest internal combustion engined car on the road and a very expensive electric car with the ordinary charging infrastructure, driving mostly at motorway speeds. Say a Jaguar I Pace, or an Audi etron. It would just demonstrate to the buying public, how far behind internal combustion engined cars, electric cars are, even a Tesla, any Tesla would be slower, keeping within the speed limit and at least four times the price and more.

    Steve ZodiacSteve ZodiacΠριν 28 ημέρες
  • I know that dramatic faces make for more clicks, but don't let them do it Chris, you look like a fool.

    O MO MΠριν 28 ημέρες
  • Chris drove every single nail with a single stroke, he's an absolute genius

    ADHAiiN7ADHAiiN7Πριν 29 ημέρες
  • Chris is the best presenter TG has had because he is a proper driver. I wonder if Chris Sutcliffe would do a couple of episodes? Or even VBH or Rebecca Racer....

    Sean FenwickSean FenwickΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • Form has future, propulsion does not. Synthetic fuel, that's not serious. Every ice user will abandon ice after driving an EV.

    PenkillerDIYPenkillerDIYΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • C'mon Porsche, only you can save the internal combustion engines!

    John Carlo FernandezJohn Carlo FernandezΠριν 29 ημέρες
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    Young JPYoung JPΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • I will never own a electric car. I'm not sure why so many people are ok to allow the government to control what you can and can't drive. What else will you allow them to control?

    James 1:19James 1:19Πριν 29 ημέρες
  • No Hammond, no top gear.

    Curtis BtyantCurtis BtyantΠριν 29 ημέρες
    • Who?

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • Let’s just admit that electric cars suck balls. All of them. Every single one.

    Artie LangermanArtie LangermanΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • lol look at the top gear views now vs before. RIP

    AionicMusicAionicMusicΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • Chris for the knowledge and fred and pad are limited in knowledge but are entertaining as thebteio. There as entertaining as 2002-2009 top gear which is brilliant

    J NJ NΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • Harris’s expected U turn for politicians is a joke ... how Naive !

    Max FlightMax FlightΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • Heartbreaking but IC is 💀 dead.

    Max FlightMax FlightΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • Let’s not confuse companies like Porsche, Shell or even F1 & it’s partners trying to find a viable way to produce a replacement Biofuel with thinking that they have found a way. One of the major problems is and will be the inability to produce at scale without affecting feedstock cost, hence the ability or lack there of to provide a biofuel at scale, at a cost that can compete with the cost of electricity.

    Koi StamKoi StamΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • It’s a little depressing to think that by the time I’ll be able to afford something like a 911 most or all of my options may be electric 🤦‍♂️

    ShootyGamesShootyGamesΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • Politicians making decisions are mostly Peters (Peter Principle) and the only reason why we are in the mess we are. Check also what Bernie Ecclestone said about democracy (and besides I would add my own: most western countries do not have any Democracy but simply put a term) and you will have a another excellent reason for the mess we are is stupidly simple my dear Watson

    SixPotShotSixPotShotΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • My GT3 touring a sleeper and a Chris Harris confirmed it’s a keeper

    RobRobΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • We still need ice engines just use technology to make em clean get sick of the ev hype which a lot of it is

    Steve Walsh-BalshawSteve Walsh-BalshawΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • The bottom line is governments are stupid and you must remove them when they begin to make tyrannical laws that make no sense and restrict the public based on high school science and research.

    bertramincbertramincΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • I really wish you'd let Chris finish his sentence on the M3...

    Christopher WChristopher WΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • I love chris harris and love reading comments about him even more

    pen paperpen paperΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • Surely if a GT3 isn't powerful enough for you then you're buying the wrong car to begin with? I agree that there's no point constantly seeking more and more power as though it is some sort of absolute requirement of progression.

    Matt JarrettMatt JarrettΠριν 29 ημέρες
  • I would rather watch Jeremy Clarkson than hear this

    Jacob BlackardJacob BlackardΠριν 29 ημέρες
    • The guy from Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • Isn’t the problem with synthetic fuels that you still burn them and produce localised pollution ?

    paul bartonpaul bartonΠριν μήνα
  • Let’s hope that politics being driven by ideology will still be convincible by new facts.

    Aldous HuxleyAldous HuxleyΠριν μήνα
  • It will still be there, the 911. However it will be electrified.

    Carlo SCarlo SΠριν μήνα
  • Why not electric with kinetic energy recovery & rocket thrusters? As for the sound it could be synthesized

    Robert CurryRobert CurryΠριν μήνα
  • 997.2 GT3 RS, now can we say that car is the best or is that car the best for Chris Harris?

    colan powelcolan powelΠριν μήνα
  • This is why I’m glad to live in the US where we don’t have to deal with this ICE ban bullshit... and especially here in Texas, I feel like we’re gonna secede from the union before giving up O&G.

    William DivenWilliam DivenΠριν μήνα
  • The ICE 911 will become the old vinyl record player, loved by analogue purists, but the performance and reliability will not compare to the newer electric tech in any way, shape or form.

    axiomicaxiomicΠριν μήνα
    • @axiomic too much bullshit to go deeper into...enjoy your exciting theories...tschuss...🥳🥳

      VW GTIVW GTIΠριν 18 ημέρες
    • @VW GTI chitty chitty bang bang puff puff the magic dragon .. a smokey massively complex, heavy and maintenance intensive, under powered internal combustion engine.. hmm yeah maybe it will remain the bees knees for the remainder of the 21st century.. umm no. Btw imo the Golf GTi turbo sounds awful, and is a car for boys, meaning I'm likely twice your age kiddo.

      axiomicaxiomicΠριν 19 ημέρες
    • Don't be too confident...kid... Life is full of surprises...💨💨💨

      VW GTIVW GTIΠριν 19 ημέρες