Petrol-electric Porsche 911 hybrid due in 2018
This particular Autocar image shows how a hybrid 911 might look
Porsche looks to hybrid power for its next-generation sports car, with an all-electric design also possible
Porsche engineers are currently working on how to package a hybrid powertrain within the 911’s Centeng. The move is usually partly in order to lower CO2 emissions for the design’s eighth generation, which is usually due in 2018.
Porsche’s 911 product line director Erhard Mössle said: “There are discussions. that will’s clear that will we have to do something. We have to meet the CO2 regulations in 2020.
“The Volkswagen Group needs an answer to Tesla. The technology available is usually not far away via meeting our goals for such a car in terms of range as well as also charging speed.”
Porsche already has hybrid powertrains in its Cayenne SUV as well as also Panamera saloon, with both cars using the same supercharged 3.0-litre petrol engine in combination with an electric motor. The 918 Spyder also features a hybrid powertrain, which mates a 4.6-litre V8 engine with two electric motors.
As well as the option of a hybrid design, Porsche is usually also considering an all-electric design of the 911 inside same vein as the Audi R8 e-tron.
However, This particular design is usually not seen as a guaranteed production car. Mössle said Porsche might need to “look at what is usually the right time as well as also whether there is usually the need for that will. that will’s expensive as well as also you never know if you will get your money back.”
The next 911 will sit on a modified design of the MMB platform used by today’s car as well as also will feature only mild styling adjustments. “The 911 is usually always an evolution, not a revolution,” said Mössle. “that will will always be step by step.”
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