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    • The next generation 992 Porsche 911 will not offer a hybrid - More 992 spyphotos

      Porsche was expected to bring a hybrid system to the 911 with the 992 generation. That will not be happening. Why? Because of the added weight. Not to mention the added cost and complexity would push the 911 price into the stratosphere (as if it wasn't expensive to begin with).


      This may be a response to money troubles at VW but canceling a hybrid 911 is not a bad thing for enthusiasts. It will keep the weight and price down. The 992 is expected to be a little bit longer and wider. The engine will likely be pushed forward as well.

      That means better balance and handling. Will they be able to keep it light though? The target should be 31XX pounds for a manual 992.

      We will have to wait and see.












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      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Usually it is the .2 that gets engine upgrades. I could see 992.2 getting a hybrid setup.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        Usually it is the .2 that gets engine upgrades. I could see 992.2 getting a hybrid setup.
        I doubt it. I think they are skipping hybrids for the generation. If it was going to happen I'd see it with a new generation and not a facelift.
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        I could see them adding hybrid if they could start using a carbon fiber tub (once CF tech starts getting cheaper and cheaper) to offset the extra weight. Porsche doesn't really compromise as much as most car companies and they are dedicated to keep the 911 a more pure sports car and not let it get tooooo bloated.