Hybrid technology is now also moving into the Porsche 911. A prototype of a new 911 model with a hybrid drive is making the rounds. But we will still have to wait a few years for the partially electrified sports car from Zuffenhausen. We have pictures and information for you.
A new version of the Porsche 911 Turbo S with a hybrid drive is on the way, prototypes have been spotted testing at the Nürburgring. Read on for all the details.
- Porsche 911 Turbo S Hybrid spotted
- The plug-in hybrid drive comes in the 911 series
- Subtle design changes
- More than 700 hp possible
- It will likely match the performance of the standard Turbo S
- It will be released in 2024
- Prices around 187,000 euros
It looks like a Porsche 911 Turbo S Hybrid is within reach: prototypes have been caught testing at the Nürburgring in Germany. This new hybrid model is due to be launched by 2024 when it will compete with super sporty hybrid alternatives like the McLaren Artura and the Ferrari 296 GTB.
You might notice that these prototypes aren’t cloaked, right? That’s because the Porsche 911 Turbo S Hybrid won’t be all that different from the regular car.
It’s really hard to see any changes. The simple diffuser and the double-flow exhaust have been taken over from the regular Turbo S.
If you look closely, you can even spot the “Turbo S” model branding on the deployable front splitter.
You can also tell that this is a 911 Turbo S Hybrid by something that you don’t see on a production vehicle without a hybrid drive. It is the small yellow sticker on the rear window that is mandatory for prototype vehicles with an electrified drive when tested on public roads in Germany.
Interior and infotainment
As part of the 911 992’s mid-cycle facelift and hybrid update, there will be some changes to the interior of the Porsche 911 Turbo S, but don’t expect any major changes.
Some hybrid-specific gauges might be available via the central 11-inch infotainment screen and in the instrument cluster, but beyond that, not much should change.
Porsche 911 Turbo S Hybrid 2024: Engines
The Porsche 911 Turbo S Hybrid retains the 3.8-liter twin-turbo boxer engine from the production vehicle but adopts the batteries and electrical systems from the Cayenne S Turbo E-Hybrid.
The result could be over 700 horsepower while retaining all-wheel drive and the eight-speed PDK automatic transmission.
While the new hybrid will likely be heavier than the regular 911 Turbo S, it should match and possibly beat its impressive 0-100km/h time of 2.7 seconds.
Porsche 911 Turbo S Hybrid 2024: prices and the start of sales
The Porsche 911 Turbo S Hybrid will likely launch as part of a major makeover of the 911 992 expected by 2024. When the 911 Turbo S Hybrid comes onto the market, the price is expected to be over 180,000 euros.