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    • Porsche does not want to build a hybrid 911 because a hybrid drivetrain adds too much weight

      Wow, solid logic from an automaker when it comes to hybrids! Porsche axed the idea of a hybrid 911 earlier this year but there are rumors circulating they may bring a hybrid 911 to market toward the end of the 992 generation lifespan.


      Why no hybrid 911 soon? Because the batteries and electric motors add too much weight.

      Quote Originally Posted by Porsche
      This new 911 will show a modified platform, and this platform will be able to accommodate a hybrid layout. But when we launch this 911, we will not offer [a hybrid]. But a hybrid 911 has to fulfill our own expectations. Right now, it wouldn't do it.
      The components are too heavy for a 911. It really is that simple. Look at what the McLaren 720S is doing without a hybrid drivetrain compared to its million dollar plus P1 sibling. The McLaren 720S is cheaper, lighter, and barely gives up anything in performance.

      Look at how heavy the Acura NSX is and how the market has responded to it. Nobody wants it (at least at sticker). Why? Because it is a heavy, overpriced appliance and technology showpiece rather than a light and fun to drive sports car. Acura missed the mark.

      Going hybrid does not necessarily make a car better. It does not even necessarily make it more efficient once the extra weight is factored in.

      Sometimes less is more especially in the realm of sports cars.

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