The Porsche 911 hybrid may be the line’s most powerful—but it’s years off

first_img To keep purists happy, the GT3, GT3 RS and GT2 RS will remain solely gasoline-powered for the foreseeable future. The current ‘992’ generation of the 911 has been designed with the possibility of adding a hybrid powertrain in the future, but not until battery systems improve vastly.“When I am thinking about a hybrid version of the 911 I do not mean like the Panamera or Cayenne, I mean like the 919 Le Mans car,” Achleitner added.Porsche is already using hybrid and electric technology in its Cayenne E-Hybrid SUV and upcoming Taycan sedan, but those models are not as performance-oriented as the thoroughbred 911. Sports cars are very important to Porsche, which is why this vehicle will receive the most scrutiny from engineers. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2020 Porsche 911  Derek McNaughton / Driving.ca COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending in Canada Trending Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Porsche is delaying the release of a hybrid 911 due to the current state of battery technology, citing weight as a potential hindrance to driving dynamics, Auto Express reports.“It will be the next evolution of this car—that means at least four years from today,” according to 911 product line director August Achleitner.However, sources say one of the other more hotly debated aspects of a 911 hybrid would be if its power output would de-throne the top-of-the-line Turbo or Turbo S. With the amounts of torque electric motors make available, and with four-wheel-drive, it certainly has the potential to do so. ‹ Previous Next › See More Videos advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGS911PorscheLuxuryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicleslast_img read more