Porsche 911 Hybrid

In the previous article I looked at the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray, an all-wheel drive hybrid supercar which is expected here in Australia later this year, and it was coincidental that I also read of the 2025 Porsche 911 hybrid that will be released mid this year and be available in Australia early 2025.

After three years of testing, the first ever hybrid Porsche 911 uses the same technology that LeMans race cars use and is similar to that of the Corvette E-Ray and Toyota Rav 4, where the engine and energy captured under braking is used to charge the battery, rather than a plug-in hybrid system which would have only added extra weight.

Although not being marketed as a supercar, the Porsche 911 has some very impressive performance figures. The hybrid system which utilises a 63kW/175Nm electric motor combined with a small 2kWh battery and a 48-volt electrical system works alongside a 3.0-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder petrol engine which develops 295kW/470Nm, will give a combined output of 356kW/645Nm

The following gearpatrol.com.au article takes a closer look at the new Porsche 911 Hybrid and what I find interesting and promising to car nuts like me, is the last paragraph which quotes Porsche Board Member for Development Michael Steiner:

“The 911 will be, definitely, if at all, the last [Porsche] that will be electrified,” Michael Steiner told Motor Trend in September. Porsche has ruled out an electric 911 until at least 2030 in other discussions and the brand left a 911-sized allowance in its line-up for combustion vehicles beyond that, only promising to be 80% electric by 2030. 

Porsche also plans to ramp up synthetic e-fuel production which could be the eventual way to keep a combustion 911 alive indefinitely.

Hallelujah from me!!!!!!

Porsche 911 hybrid – gearpatrol.com