Porsche to debut hybrid 911 on May 28

Colin
By Colin Wood
May 13, 2024 | Porsche, Hybrid, 911

Photography Courtesy Porsche

A hybrid 911? It’s not just a possibility, it’s a reality.

For the first time in our icon’s 61-year history, we are installing a hybrid drive system in a roadgoing 911,” said Frank Moser, vice president of the 911 and 718 model lines.

Moser also notes that Porsche left “nothing to chance during development and tested the new 911,” driving the car over 3 million miles on city streets, country roads and, yes, the race track.

During testing at the Nürburgring, Porsche ambassador Jörg Bergmeister drove the hybrid 911 to a lap time of 7:16.934–a whole 8.7 seconds faster than its predecessor, Porsche says. (Porsche is also quick to point out that the test car “was equipped with standard road tires plus the aero kit with a fixed rear wing that has been available as an option previously.”)

Porsche plans to officially unveil the hybrid 911 on May 28 at 9 a.m. Eastern.

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Comments
Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/13/24 12:25 p.m.

I guess it was only a matter of time before the 911 got fitted with an electric helper.

Don't quote me on it, but, the way the press release is worded, it sounds like this hybrid version will be sold alongside a non-hybrid version.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/13/24 12:29 p.m.

surprise

kevinatfms
kevinatfms GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
5/13/24 12:46 p.m.

I cant fathom them making it any faster. The Turbo is already eye watering quick....now add off the line boost from an electric motor. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/13/24 1:05 p.m.
kevinatfms said:

I cant fathom them making it any faster. The Turbo is already eye watering quick....now add off the line boost from an electric motor. 

Bergmeister, the test driver at the 'ring, also had this to say:

We have more grip, significantly more power, and the spontaneous response of the performance hybrid is a great advantage.

Noddaz
Noddaz GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/13/24 1:19 p.m.

I had thought this had already been done.  

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
5/13/24 4:23 p.m.

Expect more performance-oriented cars with hybrids. Just saying. cool

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UberDork
5/13/24 5:39 p.m.

They had the 919 race car a few years ago , it was amazing fast when they ran it at Rennsport , 

I am sure they learned  a lot from that and this car will be OMG fast !

wearymicrobe
wearymicrobe PowerDork
5/13/24 6:23 p.m.
kevinatfms said:

I cant fathom them making it any faster. The Turbo is already eye watering quick....now add off the line boost from an electric motor. 

The Base S model was reported as faster then a 997.2 GT3 RS at the ring. Not trying to start a fight but that is too fast for a street car. Like why would you buy a Turbo or Touring if you cannot use 50% of the throttle already outside of the track. 

SKJSS (formerly Klayfish)
SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) UltimaDork
5/13/24 8:56 p.m.

I can't wait to see it and hopefully get behind the wheel.  They already have other performance hybrids and electric, so why not the 911?  It's widely expected the 718 replacement will be hybrid.

Porsche isn't alone.  The Ferrari 296 can run a sub 10 second quarter mile right from the factory.  The mid-range thrust is never ending and mind blowing.  It still has all the sounds and feel of ICE, just adds the silent assassin of electric thrust.

Tom1200
Tom1200 PowerDork
5/13/24 9:03 p.m.

While I don't like the extra weight, the performance increase is hard to ignore.

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