The current 992-generation Porsche 911 is about to undergo its greatest refresh yet with the introduction of a hybrid model.
While the prospect has been long teased/rumoured, according to a recent report published by Car & Driver, the next-gen sports car is expected to roll off the production line within the next six months, and officially go on sale as part of the 2025 model year.
At this stage, no specs have been confirmed. But the same report claims the first Porsche 911 hybrid will boast a powerful T-HEV system developed in collaboration with EV producer Rimac; the latter of which Porsche maintains a 45% stake in.
“The 400-volt setup will combine a modified twin-turbo 3.0-litre flat-six with an electric motor that will produce up to 90 horsepower, pushing total output to roughly 478 horsepower and 475 ft-lbs of torque,” explains Bryan Hood of Robb Report.
“An even more powerful version of the setup, that could produce 528 horsepower, 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.”
It’ll also feature a restyled front and rear end, and an updated cockpit, as well as living up to the promise this hybridisation of the 911 will be “very sporty.”
Considering the Porsche 911 is — as Gear Patrol so aptly expresses — “the reason Porsche became Porsche in the first place,” you can begin to understand why the famed automaker’s embracement of an electric future is such a big deal.
But as for the matter of a fully-electric Porsche 911?
Back in September, Porsche board member for development Michael Steiner told Motor Trend (via Canberra Times): “The 911 will be, definitely, if at all, the last [Porsche] that will be electrified.”
In fact, the automaker has ruled out a fully-electric 911 until at least 2030 in other discussions.
“Talking about the 911, it will be the model which we will drive as long as we can with a combustion engine,” stated Porsche CEO Oliva Blume.
Stay tuned for more details on the forthcoming Porsche 911 hybrid.