The Porsche 911 is Getting a Plug-in Hybrid Variant

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The next-generation Porsche 911 will come with a plug-in hybrid variant.

Previously rumored in May 2015, Porsche 911 engineering boss Dr. Erhard Mossle confirmed to Auto Express that the German automaker is currently “discuss plug-in solutions for the 911” and that it will “maybe be in the next generation.” Mossle pointed out that there are a lot of things to solve with packaging a plug-in hybrid powertrain in the 911 and stressed that the model would still be performance focused and the technology will likely be paired to a six-cylinder engine.

“When we see the 911 we see the plug-in hybrid as a performance car – it will always be for performance,” he added.

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As a result, Porsche will be leading the Volkswagen Group’s performance hybrid development, which comes as no real big surprise considering how potent the Porsche 918 Spyder is. The company is also employing hybrid technology on its race cars with the 919 Hybrid and has plenty of experience taking advantage of electrified powertrains for their performance as well as fuel efficiency.

The next-generation Porsche 911 will arrive within the next four years. At the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, the company showed off the latest iteration of the Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S.

[Source: Auto Express]

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  • JSoares

    Great, bring that hybrid 911 on! Nothing to dislike about it: instant throttle response, more power / torque, lower fuel consumption and probably better weight distribution (batteries in the front); some strategically placed lite materials to compensate for the weight of the batteries and we have ourselves the perfect sportscar.