You might want to take a seat for this one.

The Porsche 911, arguably the most iconic sports car in existence today, will soon get electrified.

Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche 911 Turbo

Yes, that's right...the Porsche 911 is getting a plug.

Porsche CEO Matthias Müller:

"Unlike purely battery-electric powered cars, with a plug-in hybrid there are no range problems.”

“But at least equally important for Porsche is the possibility to enable extremely sporty driving with the additional electric powertrain and consequential boost in performance."

“We will keep doing that in the future. With the next generation of the 911, in about three years...”

So, when the next-generation Porsche 911 comes along, at least one version will sport a plug-in hybrid setup.

We expect the PHEV version of the 911 to follow Porsche's plug-in hybrid naming convention of S E-Hybrid, so it'll likely be called the Porsche 911 S E-Hybrid.

In 3 years, when the PHEV 911 arrives, Porsche plug-in vehicle lineup will look like this:

  • Porsche 918 Spyder (limited production, likely sold out in 3 years)
  • Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid (mass production)
  • Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid (mass production, expected to launch in 2016)
  • Porsche 911 S E-Hybrid (mass production, expected to launch in 2017)
Porsche resides under the Volkswagen Group umbrella.  VW Group, for the first time ever, has show a strong recent commitment to plug-in vehicles.  For proof of that one need look no further than Porsche's commitment to electrify nearly every vehicle in its lineup.

source: Motorline & Autohaus