Unfortunately, Porsche is testing the hybrid 911

Unfortunately, Porsche is testing the hybrid 911


Porsche has always had its own path. Therefore, we can assume that this electrification has one single purpose – to make the legendary Porsche 911 even faster.

A hybrid Porsche 911 was spotted at the Nurburgring during tests. Journalists from AutoCar believe that this is a hybrid 911 Turbo. There is no clear evidence that this is an upcoming Turbo, but there is no doubt that it is a hybrid.

In the photo above, you can see that there is a yellow “dot” on the back window of the prototype. In Germany, this control sticker is mandatory on hybrid prototypes. Decently tinted rear windows may well hide extra batteries and other electrical equipment.

Previously, Porsche has already confirmed that the current generation 992 was originally developed with the possibility of installing an electric motor and battery for a “mild hybrid” in the gearbox.

Back in 2018, August Achleitner, then head of sports car development, told Autocar:

“We have taken the experience from the hybrid versions of the Cayenne and Panamera, as well as the 918 Spyder, and applied it to the new 911. In the future, this will allow us to offer 911 with purely electric capabilities.”

The hybrid 911 probably uses a gearbox similar to the one already used by the Panamera and Cayenne hybrids. The gearbox itself has also been redesigned to handle more power and torque.

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The standard Porsche 911 has 572 hp. and can accelerate to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds. The hybrid version will be heavier, but we do not yet know how much power the real electric motor will have. It is suggested that the batteries can be placed in the front of the vehicle for better weight distribution.

On this prototype, the charging port is not visible, which means the battery is being charged from the recuperation system. However, the production vehicle may differ.

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