Unless you do Yoga, or some other breathing exercises that can keep you alive for four years

Were you excited to see the new Porsche Carrera S and Carrera 4S at the Los Angeles Auto Show? Who wasn’t? The eighth-generation of the 911 is more refined than ever and is all set to carry the rich legacy of this renowned model. However, another bit of news that grabbed eyeballs is that there might be a hybrid version of the 911. Before you get your hopes high, the 911 hybrid is still at least four years away.

The 2022 Porsche 911 Hybrid

If You're Waiting for a 992-Gen Porsche 911 Hybrid, Don't Hold Your Breath
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According to Auto Express UK, August Achleitner, the 911’s product line director, confirmed that the hybrid version of the 911 but won’t come soon.

The plan is for the electrified 911 to hit the market by 2022 at the earliest.

“It will be the next evolution of this car, that means at least four years from today,” he told the publication. If that is a little too long for you to wait, you can go for the 911 Carrera S that will hit the U.S. showrooms next summer. It will feature a 3.0-liter, six-banger engine that produces 443 horses and 390 pound-feet of torque. It will start retailing at $113,200.

Porsche Says It Won’t Be a Boring Car

If You're Waiting for a 992-Gen Porsche 911 Hybrid, Don't Hold Your Breath
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For purists and enthusiasts alike, the thought of a hybrid Porsche 911 is baffling; let alone owning or driving one. But don’t fret – unlike the Cayenne E-Hybrid’s plug-in hybrid technology, the 911 hybrid will focus on performance. “When I am thinking about a hybrid version of the 911, I do not mean like the Panamera or Cayenne, I mean like the 919 Le Mans car,” Achleitner said. It is expected to come with an exhaust energy recovery system and a lithium-ion battery to power the front axle. This way, you won’t have to plug your 911 into a socket.

Conclusion

If You're Waiting for a 992-Gen Porsche 911 Hybrid, Don't Hold Your Breath
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Wondering where it will fit in the vast 911 lineup? It is speculated to slot as an alternative to the 911 Carrera, or complement the 911 Turbo at the top of the pyramid. Whatever it will be, the 911 Hybrid will play a major role in the future of Porsche’s electrification plans. So, let the rumble begin, and leave your thoughts in the comments section below, whether you’re for the hybrid 911, or against it.

Further Reading

If You're Waiting for a 992-Gen Porsche 911 Hybrid, Don't Hold Your Breath
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Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Porsche 911

2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible
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Read our full specuatlive review on the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible

2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Spyshots Exterior
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Read our speculative review on the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo

2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet Spyshots Exterior
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Read our full speculative reveiw on the 2020 Porsche 911 Cabrio

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo High Resolution Exterior
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Read our in-depth review of the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo

2017 Porsche 911 High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review of the base, 2017 Porsche 911

Source: AutoExpress

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