What we’ve suspected has been confirmed by none other than Porsche CEO Oliver Blume. The man at the helm of the storied German automaker told Top Gear in a recent interview that the upcoming hybrid 911 model “will be the highest-performance 911 of all.”
We already knew a Porsche 911 hybrid model was coming in the next generation of everyone’s favorite GT, called the 992. Blume confirms that and says it won’t be a plug-in and apparently won’t have “the extra weight of batteries.” Considering Porsche has been racing with hybrids for many years now, that might not be the far-fetched claim some think.
Here’s the thing: the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S will produce a monstrous 641 horsepower and 590 lb.-ft. of torque, but the hybrid model will rule over it? Then there’s the issue of the 992 GT2 RS. Was Blume including that car when he said the hybrid would beat all other 992 models?
Easily, we could be looking at a hybrid Porsche 911 whipping out 700 horsepower or so. What a time to be alive.
In the same interview, Blume dropped the bomb that the next-gen Porsche 718 might be fully electric. If nothing else, Porsche isn’t standing still and waiting for the whole industry to change around it.
Source: Top Gear