Porsche 911 Hybrid Likely for Next Generation

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Porsche is considering a hybrid version of the 911 to be included in the next generation.

The German automaker isn’t ruling out the idea of a hybrid variant joining the sports car’s lineup when the next-generation model debuts in 2018. In fact, the company’s CEO Matthias Muller is embracing the idea of a Porsche 911 hybrid and said that the company is “doing some analysis to see whether it will work.” Muller did clarify in an interview with CarAdvice that he isn’t referring to the next-generation 911 as the midcycle refresh that is rumored to debut at this year’s LA Auto Show, but the all-new model set to debut in a few years.

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The 911 won’t be the only model getting hybrid variants as Muller strongly hinted that the technology will eventually be rolled out to all Porsche models including the Boxster and Cayman. But four-cylinder powerplants will come first and the company is not yet decided on whether it will pursue four-cylinder hybrid powertrains.

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[Source: CarAdvice]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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