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Porsche to debut new hybrid 911 sports car

Porsche announced on Monday that it will debut a new hybrid version of its 911 sports car later this month.

The unveiling of the Porsche 911 built with a hybrid powertrain will take place on May 28, the luxury German automaker said.

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“For the first time in our icon’s 61-year history, we are installing a hybrid drive system in a roadgoing 911,” Frank Moser, vice president of Porsche’s 911 and 718 model lines, said in a statement. “This innovative performance hybrid makes the 911 even more dynamic.”

Porsche has its event to present the 911 hybrid scheduled for May 28

Porsche is scheduled to debut the 911 hybrid on May 28. (Porsche)

Its reveal comes after the company put the hybrid sports car through more than 3.1 million miles worth of driving for testing and development and as it is slated to head for series production.

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The hybrid 911 variant notched a lap-time 8.7 seconds quicker than its predecessor while completing testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife track, Porsche said.

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Porsche previously said the “ultra-sporty” hybrid 911 will make the “six-cylinder even faster and more efficient.”

Porsche put the hybrid variant through over 3.1 million miles of testing

Porsche put the hybrid variant through over 3.1 million miles of testing (Porsche)

In April, the luxury automaker indicated a new 911 model line launch would happen after the luxury automaker released its latest Panamera and Taycan options. A new Macan is also in the works.

Porsche has called the hybrid 911 'ultra sporty'

Porsche has called the hybrid 911 “ultra sporty.” (Porsche)

Two new models of Porsche’s electric Taycan sedan – the four-seat Taycan Turbo GT and its two-seat sister Taycan Turbo GT with the Weissach package – were unveiled in March. It has also been taking orders for the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and Panamera 4S E-Hybrid variants it revealed in February.

Porsche said 2024 will be its “biggest year of product launches in the company’s history” thanks to four of its lines getting a refresh.

Its 911 sports car made up nearly 50,150 of its over 320,200 total vehicle deliveries in 2023.


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