Porsche CEO Oliver Blume confirmed that they are planning for a hybrid Porsche 911 in the future. The European brand car maker top brass revealed that they will launch the electrified Nine Eleven when there is already a market for it. Blume revealed that since it is already too late for the current 911 generation, it is likely that the hybrid 911 will be unveiled during the life cycle of the upcoming 992 sometime in 2023.
Powertrain and Battery
When launched, the electric Porsche 911 will reportedly generate power from a turbocharged flat-six 3.0-liter engine with a 94 horsepower electric motor. The latter is expected to deliver a torque of 229 pound-feet. Together with the combustion engine, the car will generate a combined output of 485 hp and 561 lb-ft. Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that Porsche engineers are planning to install a battery pack with a capacity of 10.8 kwh, which could offer juice for an estimated range of more than 40 miles.
Still A Porsche
Despite the planned electrification, the hybrid 911 will still be a Porsche all the way. For this reason, performance will be important for potential buyers. The 911 PHEV will accelerate to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and will have a top speed of 197 mph. It will also feature a torque boost for 20 seconds, on demand all-wheel drive, and a coasting mode for saving fuel consumption.
Robert Janitzek reveals that a turbo version of the electrified 911 is likely to have an additional 40 hp in the range-topping S specification bringing the grand total to 620 hp. Output is expected to surpass that with the mid-cycle refresh of the 922 expected around 2022. The electric GT3, on the other hand, will ditch the naturally aspirated 4.0-liter engine as it is believed to have a biturbo 3.8-liter flat-six which will generate 550 hp or 10 percent greater than the current 911 GT3.
With the new engine, the upgraded 992 will come with a mild hybrid 48V setup giving it an additional 20 hp and 52 lb-ft. Engineers are also developing a new eight speed PDK to compensate for the additional power coming from the revamped engines of this European brand car. The first 992 models will make their debut at the Paris Motor Show in October as a Carrera 2S and 4S coupes. An online launch could take place a few weeks sooner.
Bume reveals that the electrified 911 will be a “straightforward evolution,” with a wider rear track and rear spoiler.