Porsche 991 will go hybrid?

2012 - 2013 Porsche 911/991 Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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Porsche has already proven they can have a killer hybrid sports car with the918 Spyder Concept, so why not try using a hybrid system in a production sports car? A Porsche 911/991 prototype was recently caught testing sporting a few details that would lead us to believe it was a hybrid version of the future generation Porsche 911.

This particular prototype features extra devices attached to the brakes, most likely placed there in order to measure regenerative effects. The rear hood was enlarged and vented, and the side vent was just a stick-on decal.

Porsche already offers a hybrid system for the Panamera and the Cayenne, so the idea of the 991 also carrying a hybrid engine isn’t all that far-fetched. In these two models, the hybrid system combines a 3.0 liter V6 engine with an output of 333 HP with a 34 Kw (47 HP) electric motor. The electric motor gets its power from a nickel metal hydride battery (NiMh) where the electrical energy recovered from braking and driving is stored.

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Source: Jalopnik

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11 comments:

  (1211) posted on 04.1.2011

Yes, they will still need to come up with a suitable setup to put into the hybrid 991. one of their main concerns here would be that it should be able to provide plenty of power for a long period of time.

  (205) posted on 03.31.2011

I agree with you on that. Though Porsche has been releasing several hybrid vehicles lately, a hybrid 991 is still not guaranteed to succeed.

  (409) posted on 03.31.2011

Yeah, they need to work on that one. But knowing Porsche, they have that one covered already, so it would be not that surprising if they came out with a rather powerful car.

  (613) posted on 03.30.2011

Well, one thing that I would probably advice them if they indeed go hybrid is that the performance should be at par with that of the diesel version.

  (449) posted on 03.29.2011

I think its important to discuss whether the car would be viable or not. I mean, they are selling this production it’s not just a car that was made to be stuck on the warehouse. We should know how reliable is the car.

  (798) posted on 03.29.2011

Yeah, I agree with you, it’s not really all that bad if the 991 would go hybrid. In fact, Porsche is already going that way with their other models, sop it wouldn’t really be surprising.

  (592) posted on 03.29.2011

Well, I don’t see any problem if the 991 would actually go hybrid. However, they need to make sure that they will be able to maintain the performance of this one.

  (32) posted on 03.28.2011

Considering all the above facts, it sure is designed for future generation. With its other models already using such a technology, it is not a new thing and there should be no discussion on whether it will be viable or not.

  (383) posted on 03.28.2011

Oh please! There are lot of manufacturer that produces wonderful lineup for hybrids. Porsche should focus on modifying and upgrading their current model for 991. Hence, its not just too long before they have released the 991 please make it even better Porsche.

  (347) posted on 03.28.2011

This one isn’t really all that surprising, considering how Porsche is aggressively joining the hybrid bandwagon. But I wonder how it would be received by sports car enthusiasts.

  (12) posted on 03.26.2011

Wow, Porsche is sure going crazy with hybrids.

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