Alas, the hybrid Porsche 911 is being tested at the Nürburgring

Alas, the hybrid Porsche 911 is being tested at the Nürburgring

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Photo spies have photographed a hybrid version of a two-seater Porsche 911. The first acquaintance with the electrified version of the “911” took place in March last year at the Geneva Motor Show.

Then Porsche showed a sports car that took the form of the 911 GT3 R Hybrid. This version was supposed to participate in endurance races, but the production version was not. Such a hybrid received a pair of electric motors and a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS).

A year later, the automaker introduced the updated 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0, which increased power and reduced weight. And all this time there were rumors that Porsche wanted to release a road-going 911 with a hybrid transmission. And new spy photos seem to support this assumption. The test supercar spotted at the Nurburgring looks like a regular Turbo prototype.

The presence of a hybrid component can be recognized by the yellow sticker on the windshield. An interesting detail – the rear windows of the test car were tinted. According to photo spies, this is how the automaker tried to hide the batteries from prying eyes – they were placed where the rear seats were previously.

Porsche CEO Oliver Blum recently announced that performance will be more important than efficiency in a hybrid version of the brand’s iconic sports car.

Presumably, the novelty will be named 911 Turbo E-Hybrid. Moreover, in addition to high power, it is tipped with enviable driving characteristics. But a completely electric 911 in this decade is not worth the wait. Recall from an older interview where Blum said that the hybrid would be “the most productive 911 of them all.”

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