Porsche 911 Plug-In Hybrid Rumored To Get 10.8 kWh Battery, 40-Mile Electric Range, 485 HP

JAN 25 2018 BY ADRIAN PADEANU 11

The electrified 911 is expected to hit 60 mph in three and a half seconds and top out at 197 mph.

After many years of speculations, Porsche through the voice of its CEO, Oliver Blume, confirmed last December plans for a hybrid 911. The partially electrified Nine Eleven will arrive “as soon as there is a market for it,” said the company’s top brass in a recent interview with Automobile Magazine. Since it’s obviously too late for the current 991 generation, it means the eco-friendly version will be launched during the life cycle of the forthcoming 992. Expect to see it around 2023, give or take a year.

Porsche 911 Turbo

When it will eventually be launched, the 911 Plug-In Hybrid will reportedly utilize a turbocharged flat-six 3.0-liter engine with a 94-horsepower electric motor. The latter is expected to develop an instant torque of 229 pound-feet (310 Newton-meters) and together with the combustion engine will enable a combined output of 485 hp and 561 lb-ft (761 Nm). Porsche’s engineers apparently have plans to install a battery pack with a capacity of 10.8 kWh, which should have juice for an estimated electric range of more than 40 miles (64 kilometers).

It’s still going to be a Porsche through and through, so performance will be of utmost importance for potential buyers. According to the same report, the 911 PHEV will need three and a half seconds to reach 60 mph (96 kph) and will have a maximum speed of 197 mph (317 kph). Other tidbits you might want to know include a torque boost (for 20 seconds), on-demand all-wheel drive, and a coasting mode to save precious fuel.

In related news, the Turbo version (pictured below) is said to gain an extra 40 hp in the range-topping S specification to bring the grand total to 620 hp. Output could grow beyond that with the mid-cycle refresh of the 992 slated to arrive around 2022.

As for the GT3, you can say goodbye to the naturally aspirated 4.0-liter engine as rumor has it a biturbo 3.8-liter flat-six will take its place and will churn a meaty 550 hp or 10 percent more than the current 911 GT3.

Moving towards the bottom of the lineup, the Carrera will gain 30 hp (to 400 hp) while the hotter Carrera S will see its output increase by the same 30 hp (to 450 hp).

The flat-six engines set to power the 992 are expected to feature a mild hybrid 48V setup bringing an extra 20 hp and 52 lb-ft (70 Nm). In addition, the engineers are developing a new eight-speed PDK to cope with the extra power coming from the revamped engines.

The first 992 models will debut at the Paris Motor Show in October in the form of the Carrera 2S and 4S coupes. An online reveal could take place a few weeks sooner.

Source: Automobile Magazine

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11 Comments on "Porsche 911 Plug-In Hybrid Rumored To Get 10.8 kWh Battery, 40-Mile Electric Range, 485 HP"

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CarGuy
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CarGuy

That can’t be a 40 mile EPA range with only a 10.8 kwh battery. 30 tops.

DJ
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DJ

If even 30. I would think mid 20s based on the size and performance reasons but ya definitely not 40!

dinhh68
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dinhh68

yes closer to mid to low 20… enough to drive to the closest gas station for a fill up

Lamata
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Lamata

No Thanks! Keep It , I’LL Pass !

GreenMD
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GreenMD

A 10.8 kw battery is middle tier in 2018. The Range Rover PHEVs coming out this year are 13.1 kw. I find it hard to believe the people at Porsche think a 10.8 kw battery will be acceptable in 2023.

David H
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David H

Porsche 911:
Mass: 1,4 tons
Drag: 0,34 * 1.99 m²

Range Rover:
Mass: 2,2 tons
Drag: 0,39 * 2.90 m²

pjwood1
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pjwood1

“precious fuel”, Mr. Padenau? I would think it clear, that its the KWh that are precious. Precious, to Porsche that is.

To guess true mileage of said vapor-car, the Cayenne SE Hybrid has 10.8KWh and goes 14 electric miles. At 10.2, the 911….

I call fraud.

Dan
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Dan

Agreed, perhaps they are using the unrealistic euro milage rating, not real worldish EPA one. Plus 2023 is a long way off.

MikeG
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MikeG

Loud, stinky gas engines. When will the market shun these vehicles in favor of modern clean transportation?

Lamata
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Lamata

I call it , “Clunker Technology”

Chris L
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Chris L

For mileage estimate purposes I would guess it would be similar to a car like the Hyundai Sonata plug in with a 9.8 kwh battery. In the US the EPA rates it at 27 miles. Assuming the Porsche kWh rating is usable battery like Hyundai, I think an estimate of 30 miles would be reasonable, and it would probably have a higher rating with the generous European rating.