Porsche unveiled the all-new 2020 Porsche 911 (992) this week at the LA Auto Show and while we won’t see a fully electric 911 anytime soon, Porsche has confirmed a 911 Hybrid is in the works.
Porsche hasn’t revealed much about the 911 Hybrid, but Auto Express got to spend some time with the Porsche 911 product line director August Achleitner, who revealed when it will arrive. “It will be the next evolution of this car [and] that means at least four years from today.”
That means that the Porsche 911 Hybrid won’t arrive until at least 2023, likely when Porsche introduces a facelift for the 992. While it does seem like a long delay, it looks like Porsche is cooking up something special. Achleitner also stated, “When I am thinking about a hybrid version of the 911, I do not mean like the Panamera or Cayenne, I mean like the 919 Le Mans car.”
Auto Express speculates that the 911 Hybrid will use an exhaust energy recovery system and a lithium-ion battery that will power the front wheels, instead of a plug-in hybrid set up.
For now we’ll just have to wait and see. The 2020 Porsche 911 will arrive by next summer.
Source: Auto Express