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New Porsche 911 Hybrid Revealed

New Porsche 911 Hybrid Revealed

Porsche has unveiled a major upgrade to its iconic 911 sports car lineup with the introduction of the new 911 Carrera GTS, marking the first time a street-legal 911 is equipped with a super-lightweight performance hybrid system. This innovation is set to redefine driving dynamics, performance, and efficiency in the legendary 911 series.

The 911 Carrera GTS is powered by a newly developed 3.6-liter boxer engine coupled with an advanced hybrid system. This setup includes an electric exhaust gas turbocharger with an integrated electric motor, capable of generating up to 11 kW (15 PS) of electric power from the exhaust gas flow. This system enhances turbocharger responsiveness and efficiency, allowing the car to achieve impressive performance figures. The engine delivers 485 PS and 570 Nm of torque, while the combined system output reaches 541 PS and 610 Nm, propelling the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds with a top speed of 312 km/h.

The new hybrid system is not just about performance; it also focuses on reducing CO₂ emissions and improving overall efficiency. The electric motor in the exhaust gas turbocharger acts as a generator, extracting energy from the exhaust flow. The powertrain includes a permanent magnet synchronous motor integrated into the more powerful eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK), providing an additional torque boost of up to 150 Nm and 40 kW. The hybrid system is supported by a compact high-voltage battery, offering a capacity of 1.9 kWh, operating at 400 V. This setup ensures minimal weight increase, only 50 kilograms more than the previous model, while significantly enhancing driving dynamics.

Porsche’s innovative approach extends to the 911 Carrera, which retains a 3.0-liter twin-turbo boxer engine. This engine has been extensively revamped, now featuring an intercooler from the Turbo models and achieving a power output of 394 PS and 450 Nm of torque. The 911 Carrera accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, or 3.9 seconds with the Sport Chrono package, and reaches a top speed of 294 km/h.

The new 911 models also feature comprehensive design and aerodynamic improvements. Porsche has streamlined the exterior with new bumpers, integrated matrix LED headlights, and advanced cooling systems, including adaptive front diffusers. These updates not only enhance the car’s aesthetics but also improve its aerodynamics and cooling efficiency, contributing to better overall performance.

The interior of the new 911 is equally impressive, with a fully digital cockpit featuring a 12.6-inch curved display and a 10.9-inch central touchscreen. The Porsche Driver Experience control concept emphasizes driver-centric design, providing intuitive and fast operation of essential controls. The 911 also boasts expanded connectivity options, including deeper integration with Apple CarPlay® and optional video streaming capabilities while parked.

Porsche has modernized four of its six model lines within months, including the Panamera, Taycan, Macan, and now the 911. This rapid evolution underscores Porsche’s commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction. CEO Oliver Blume emphasizes the brand’s focus on offering highly customizable and exclusive experiences.

The new 911 Carrera and Carrera GTS models can be ordered as Coupé and Cabriolet variants with rear-wheel drive. The Carrera GTS also offers all-wheel drive and the Targa body variant, exclusively with all-wheel drive. Both models come standard with Porsche’s PDK transmission, promising an exhilarating driving experience.

With the introduction of the 911 Carrera GTS Hybrid, Porsche continues to push the boundaries of automotive engineering, blending traditional performance with cutting-edge technology to deliver a truly remarkable sports car.

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