2018 Porsche 911: new generation brings hybrid, new engines


The German company Porsche started to develop a new generation of their iconic 911 sportscar. It will receive a hybrid power system, brand new exterior and interior, and innovative turbocharged gasoline engines.

2018 Porsche 911 release date

The presentation of the whole new generation car will hold in early 2018. The actual sales will start closer to mid-2018.

2018 Porsche 911 release date: mid-2018

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2018 Porsche 911 price

The pricing presumably will be slightly increased; the hybrid model might stand between 4S and Turbo trims. The basic price might be increased up to $90,000.

2018 Porsche 911 hybrid

Two Porsche top managers confirmed in an interview Motoring, the next generation of the sports car 911 (factory code 992) will be available in a hybrid version. Thus, the head of the racing department of Dr. Frank Stefan Vallizer said that the first “green” option will receive all-wheel drive Carrera 4. In this case, the electric motor will rotate the front axle and the rear will drive the traditional internal combustion engine.

Why 2018 Porsche 911 goes hybrid

Hutz emphasized that “green technology can be fun,” so that in a Porsche rely on the enthusiasm of buyers of the new 911. However, the main reason for the emergence of the hybrid is in the area of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions tightening by European legislation. Basically, therefore, manufacturers of “dirty” sports car should add hybrids to their model lineup.

2018 Porsche 911 specs

Vice President for Porsche Research and Development Wolfgang Hutz confirmed this information and added that the gasoline engine for this hybrid will be naturally-aspirated, but not turbocharged. According to him, such a choice made in favor of less weight and simplicity of naturally aspirated unit, and for torque at high revs the electric motor have to deal with. The hybrid version will be recharged from a household network; EV mileage and performance calculations have not yet been conducted.

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By the way, another step in the ecological future of Porsche will make this fall, when automaker presents a new series of compact gasoline turbo engines for 911 in Frankfurt Auto Show.

2018 Porsche 911 video

2018 Porsche 911 redesign

There is still no information regarding the redesign of the next generation 911. Porsche has always kept its traditions in terms of design, so there will not be much change in overall shape and layout. However, we might expect significant changes inside (911 with 992 index might get new touchscreen multimedia), and outside (by using new bumpers, headlights, and rear lights). We hope that new “nine-eleven” will be just as elegant as the current generation after facelift.

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Editor's rating
4.6 overall
  • Safety4.6
  • Performance5
  • Design4.7
  • Features4.7
  • Fuel economy4

With new hybrid powertrain, legendary 911 will be not only a very fast car but also a pretty fuel efficient. We could guess that batteries and electric motors could also improve weight distribution.

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