Porsche 911 plug-in hybrid, in development: it will not come before the 2020


Porsche 911 Carrera S 2016

Can the Porsche 911 2016 may seem a slight and almost unnoticeable ‘restyling’, and so it is in the plane purely aesthetic, but inside you will find enough news of importance. For example, a range of engines uses turbocharging in all versions, including the Carrera and Carrera S access, seeking to reduce consumption and emissions without prejudice to their benefits.

in Addition to tuning to the maximum efficiency of the combustion engines of six cylinders, the next step for the Porsche 911 it seems pretty obvious. The hybridization will be very necessary and almost essential for the model to continue to evolve, while keeping at bay those consumption and pollutant emissions. Said and done, because there go the plans of Porsche until 2020.

will Not be the first Porsche hybrid: here we have the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, along with a future Porsche Macan debut hybrid version plug-in after his restyling, estimated for 2017. In spite of this, it will be one of the most important, and that is that everything about the 911 is being looked at with a magnifying glass by the importance of the model of face-to sales and brand image, hence the manufacturer from Zuffenhausen is to walk with feet of lead when thinking about the future of its banner.


X-ray of the Porsche 911 2016: and are their “guts”

As confirmed by Erhard Mössle -chief of engineering of the Porsche 911 Turbo – the british magazine Autocar, taking advantage of the scenes in the Detroit motor show 2016, the development has already begun. We will have a Porsche 911 hybrid, but this will not come until the year 2020 as a minimum, with the new generation of the model. That is to say, that in the current Porsche 991 we won’t get to see that hybridization can become a reality.

Will be a plug-in hybrid, allowing you to recharge your battery by connection to the electrical network. The own Mössle admits that it is all an engineering challenge, due to the peculiarities of the 911 and its rear engine. One of the problems is to find a site suitable for a battery of great size, and all this without affecting the dynamic behavior.

To not increase the weight, it is studying the use of structural parts in carbon fibre: it will not be easy, since the cost and manufacturing process have a lot to say on that aspect. Still missing almost half a decade for us to see that Porsche 911 hybrid, of the hand of the new generation of the model; despite this, the nueveonce not waive engine bóxer of six cylinders (nor is the manual change) in the near future. Good news.