The iconic Porsche 911 sports car is getting an update soon, reportedly designated 992.2, that will bring the option of a hybrid powertrain.
Car and Driver reports two Porsche dealers confirmed the updated 911 will reportedly receive a so-called T-HEV hybrid system that charges on the fly, instead of a plug-in hybrid system like the Ferrari 296 GTB and McLaren Artura.
It won’t reportedly be a part of the launch line-up for the updated 911, with deliveries expected to commence during 2025.
The Porsche 911’s T-HEV hybrid system reportedly comprises an electric motor that’s mounted under the fuel tank and produces between 60-67kW of power, as well as a high-performance battery pack sourced from Varta with a capacity of around 2kWh.
The T-HEV hybrid system is reportedly built on a 400V electrical architecture and is designed for fast charging and discharging.
Rimac reportedly co-developed the KERS-like software behind the Porsche 911’s T-HEV hybrid system.
All up, the T-HEV hybrid system reportedly doesn’t weigh any more than 25kg.
As to how the T-HEV hybrid system actually works, an integrated starter generator reportedly creates an on-demand instant boost and powers auxiliary equipment, whereas the electric motor drives the front wheels and improves weight distribution.
The battery pack is also reportedly charged by the combustion engine and by kinetic energy generated under braking.
Car and Driver reports 911 models with the T-HEV hybrid system won’t be able to use a manual transmission due to “complexity reasons”.
In terms of the internal-combustion engine mated to this T-HEV hybrid system, it will reportedly include a modified 3.0-litre twin-turbo flat-six. Total system outputs will reportedly be around 355kW of power and 644Nm of torque.
An even punchier version of this powertrain with 393kW is reportedly being developed for a future variant to slot between the 911 GTS and 911 Turbo.
Lastly, a flagship 911 variant with this T-HEV hybrid system is reportedly due in 2026 and will produce more than 597kW.
In addition to the T-HEV hybrid system, the updated Porsche 911 GTS will reportedly receive a 3.6-litre naturally aspirated flat-six engine. This will replace the current model’s 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-six engine.
Updated 911 Turbo and Turbo S variants on the other hand will reportedly receive a “more advanced” 3.6-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine to replace the 3.7-litre twin-turbo engine.
At this stage outputs for these engines haven’t been confirmed yet.
As seen in recent spy photos, the updated 911 is set to receive refreshed front and rear bumpers. Inside there’s also a new fully digital instrument cluster.
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