Porsche Unveils High-Performance 911 Hybrid, Lapping Nürburgring in 7:16.9

Porsche will debut its highly anticipated 911 Hybrid on May 28, 2024, after extensive testing covering over 3 million miles. The performance-focused hybrid model has showcased impressive capabilities, completing a Nürburgring lap 8.7 seconds faster than the current 992-generation Carrera S.

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Porsche Unveils High-Performance 911 Hybrid, Lapping Nürburgring in 7:16.9

Porsche Unveils High-Performance 911 Hybrid, Lapping Nürburgring in 7:16.9

Porsche is set to hybrid, debut its highly anticipated 911 Hybrid on May 28, 2024, marking a significant milestone in the evolution of the iconic sports car. The performance-focused hybrid model has undergone extensive testing, covering over 3 million miles in various environments worldwide, including the challenging Nürburgring Nordschleife.

During testing at the Nürburgring, the 911 Hybrid showcased its impressive capabilities, with Porsche brand ambassador and racing driver Jörg Bergmeister completing a lap in just 7 minutes and 16.934 seconds. This time is a remarkable 8.7 seconds faster than the current 992-generation Carrera S. "We have more grip, significantly more power, and the spontaneous response of the performance hybrid is a great advantage," index Bergmeister stated, praising the car's enhanced performance.

Frank Moser, Vice President of the 911 and 718 model lines, emphasized the significance of this development: "For the first time in our icon's 61-year history, we are installing a hybrid drive system in a roadgoing 911. This innovative performance topic makes the 911 even more dynamic." Porsche has put the new powertrain through rigorous testing in extreme temperatures, from freezing cold to scorching heat, including the final stages of testing in Dubai.

While details of the hybrid powertrain remain under wraps, Porsche has confirmed that it will not be a plug-in hybrid system. Instead, the 911 Hybrid is expected to feature a smaller battery that provides torque-fill and helps spool up the turbochargers to minimize lag. The variant that set the impressive Nürburgring time may replace the current 572-horsepower 911 Turbo in the lineup.

Development, hybrid, powertrain, complete The 911 Hybrid will be the first model to launch in the refreshed 992.2 generation, with other 911 models also receiving updates. Reports suggest that the Carrera models may revert to naturally aspirated engines, while a junior hybrid model could be available on lower trims in all-wheel-drive configuration only. Visual updates across the 911 range will include a new front fascia featuring vertical vanes.

The world premiere of the 2025 Porsche 911 Hybrid will be broadcast on Porsche's YouTube channel at 9:00 a.m. EST on May 28, 2024. The event will also be covered by automotive media outlets worldwide. As Porsche ushers in a new era for its iconic sports car, the 911 Hybrid promises to deliver unparalleled performance and dynamics while embracing electrification.

Key Takeaways

  • Porsche 911 Hybrid debuts on May 28, 2024.
  • Testing covered 3 million miles, including Nürburgring Nordschleife.
  • Lap time: 7 minutes 16.934 seconds, 8.7 seconds faster than Carrera S.
  • Non-plug-in hybrid system with smaller battery for torque-fill and turbo boost.
  • First model in refreshed 992.2 generation with visual updates and new powertrains.