New Porsche 911 Hybrid Debuts with Electrified Flat-Six Powertrain

In addition to the new hybrid powertrain, the 911 Carrera and GTS feature cosmetic updates over the previous model. These include redesigned headlamps with four-point LED daytime running lights, new bumpers, and a sleeker rear light bar.

By Divyam Dubey | on May 29, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Porsche has revealed the 911 Hybrid, which is available only in the GTS trim. With a 3.6-litre straight-six turbocharged engine and an electric motor, it produces 534bhp and 610Nm. The front houses the hybrid system's components, including a 400V lithium-ion battery and a pulse inverter, reducing the fuel tank capacity to 84 litres. Under the rear seat sits a smaller 12V lithium-ion battery. Porsche confirmed that the T-Hybrid system works with four-wheel drive, suggesting its future application in 911 Turbos and Carrera 4s; the Carrera GTS, however, will make its debut with rear-wheel drive. Though the general architecture of the car is mostly the same, its cabin now has a digital rpm indicator, keyless-go, and a wireless charging station in the central console. 

Porsche 911 Hybrid: Design

The new Porsche 911 maintains its iconic silhouette, staying true to the classic design that has defined the model for decades. Buyers can choose between several alloy wheel options, ranging from 19 to 21 inches, with the GTS model featuring larger wheels for better performance. The rear design, including the compact linked light bar introduced with the 992 generation, unmistakably identifies it as a 911.

Porsche 911 Hybrid Rear and Side View

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In contrast, Porsche has made significant aerodynamic improvements to the 911. These include active front air ducts with adjustable louvres for optimal cooling, new radar and ultrasonic sensors, and updated OLED taillights, spoiler, and diffuser at the rear. The new aerodynamically optimised wheels contribute to a reduced drag coefficient of 0.27. Additionally, the optional aero kit further reduces lift and increases downforce, enhancing the car's performance capabilities.

Porsche 911 Hybrid: Powertrain

The new Carrera GTS is powered by an advanced T-Hybrid petrol-electric powertrain, featuring a 3.6-litre turbocharged six-cylinder boxer engine, an electric motor integrated into the gearbox, and a small liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. This setup produces a total output of 541hp and up to 610Nm of torque, surpassing the previous model's 481hp and 570Nm from its twin-turbo 3.0-litre engine.

Porsche 911 Hybrid Drivetrain

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Porsche claims that the hybrid system offers significant performance improvements, including a 0 – 100k/h time of 3.0 seconds (0.4 seconds faster than before), a 0 – 160k/h time of 6.8 seconds, and a 0 – 200k/h time of 10.5 seconds. The top speed has now increased to 312k/h. Despite a 50kgs weight increase, primarily due to the 27kgs battery, the hybrid system offers improved weight distribution, with a 37:63 front-to-rear ratio.

Both the 911 Carrera and GTS will be offered in coupe and cabriolet body styles. The GTS will also be available in Targa body style, with an all-wheel drive option.

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