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The First Hybrid Porsche 911 Is Lastly Coming

The First Hybrid Porsche 911 Is Lastly Coming

The 992-generation Porsche 911 is getting a bolder refresh than we’re used to.

The latest version of the iconic sports car, which will be designated the 992.2, is expected to make its debut within the next six months, reports Car and Driver. The refreshed vehicle is expected to go on sale as part of the 2025 model year, with a hybrid variant following soon after.

After years of rumor and speculation—along with reassurances that it is on the way—it would appear that the hybrid 911 is almost upon us. Although no details have been officially confirmed, the magazine reports that the model is getting a powerful T-HEV system developed in collaboration with Rimac (Porsche owns a 45-percent stake of the EV maker). The 400-volt setup will combine a modified twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six with an electric motor that will produce up to 90 hp, pushing total output to roughly 478 hp and 475 ft lbs of torque. An even more powerful version of the setup, that could produce 528 hp, is also said to be in the works, while a less potent 48-volt hybrid system could be adopted by other members of the model lineup.

The Porsche 911 GTS will reportedly get a new naturally aspirated 3.6-liter flat-six

Photo: Courtesy of Porsche AG.

Porsche’s hybrid 911 won’t be a plug-in, unlike the electrified sports cars we’ve seen from Ferrari and McLaren. That means that the high-performance battery that feeds its electric motor will instead be kept charged by its ICE engine and kinetic energy generated by braking. The system tips the scales at just 55 pounds, so it shouldn’t affect the car’s weight too much. Unfortunately, it won’t work with a manual gearbox for complexity reasons.

In addition to the new hybrid powertrain, the 992.2 will also see several engine upgrades throughout the lineup. Chief among these are new mills for the GTS and Turbo variants. The magazine reports that the GTS is getting a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter flat-six, while the Turbo will get a new twin-turbocharged 3.6 flat-six. No refresh would be complete without some cosmetic fixes. Expect revisions to the front and rear ends, as well as tweaked aerodynamics for all models. The interior is expected to swap out some of its remaining analog elements for digital equivalents as well.

Porsche did not respond to a request for comment from Robb Report on Thursday morning.

The 992.2 is expected to make its debut by the middle of next year, before going on sale before its end as part of Porsche’s 2025 lineup. The hybrid variant won’t be available initially but is expected to follow the next year. There’s still no timetable for an all-electric 911, but don’t be surprised if you have to wait another generation for that.

Source: Robb Report

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