A few days ago, there were some rumors suggesting that the next generation Porsche 911 would be offered with a Kinetic Energy Recovery System, but in a recent interview with AutoCar, Panamera Hybrid development chief, Michael Steiner, said that the company has no plans in using any kind of hybrid technologies for the sports car: "That’s nonsense. The system is currently applied to a race car. Nothing else is planned. The new 911 will not be offered with hybrid drive for the foreseeable future. If and when it is, then it will most likely happen as a plug-in."

So, instead of using a KERS system, Porsche will be focusing on finding the best solution for combining lightweight steels, aluminum, and magnesium. The magnesium has significant production advantages over the carbon fiber, but it requires protection from corrosion. He also said that Porsche will try to combine PDK dual-clutch transmissions with electric motors to encourage the driver to rev more, even though this may be slightly less efficient.

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Source: AutoCar

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5 comments:

  (314) posted on 06.3.2011

There are lots of news and rumors about the Porsche 911. If Porsche will release this model, I hope it will meetthe expectations of people who waits for it.

  (677) posted on 05.30.2011

I really find it odd that they would not be implementing a hybrid system on the new 911. however, since they are still making a lot of improvements on this one, it still is worth it.

  (302) posted on 05.30.2011

Well now, that one is rather a bit of a disappointment. I was really hoping that they would be able to provide a more powerful hybrid engine for the car, but they have now dumped the idea.

  (762) posted on 05.30.2011

hmm. I want to curse the people who wants a hybrid version for this car! If that thing would happen it spoil the high performing speed of Porsche 911! I’d rather love to see a more power on it and lesser weight.

  (600) posted on 05.30.2011

Well, as a fan of speed, I really hate too much weight for the car! And I think this is
the most common problem with Porsche car. However, it’s a good thing that this car manufacturer will find a solution in this problem.

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