We’ve been waiting ages for a hybrid 911. Porsche has been talking about doing this for about a decade, and even designed the 992’s transmission with a little extra room to accommodate an electric drive motor. Porsche’s iconic sports/tourer has already seen some stiff hybrid competition from the recent McLaren Artura and Ferrari 296 or SF90. It would make sense that, at least in the short term, Porsche would introduce the hybrid to the 911 range at the top of the line to help it compete with those big power hybrids from its other European rivals. Heck, even Chevrolet is set to introduce a hybrid Corvette (codename e-ray). Porsche doesn’t always have to be first to the party, but it’ll probably come in fashionably late and packing some serious heat.
In a recent interview with CAR magazine, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume confirmed that a hybrid 911 is on the way.
“Our aim is to offer in each of our segments—the two-door sports cars, the four-door [sedans] and the SUVs—a combustion engine version, a hybrid version and a fully electric version,” Blume said. “Coming back to the two-door sports cars, we will add a very sporty hybridization to the 911, so then we will have the offer of combustion engines and hybrid in the 911 and we already announced we will come with a fully electric 718.”
While Blume didn’t exactly divulge any details of when or how the 911 Hybrid would be coming, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the hybrid 911 drop sometime in the near future, maybe even before the 992 receives a facelift. Porsche has been quite aggressive with its electrification strategy, and according to Blume, “Last year we were able to sell 40 percent electrified cars in Europe and 25 percent worldwide.” The aim is to see that worldwide number rise to 80 percent by the end of the decade. Nothing says you’re serious about electrification like giving your model that dates back to 1963 a charge port.