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Porsche’s First Hybrid 911: Revolutionizing An Icon

Porsche takes a leap into a new era of automotive excellence.

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Porsche has unveiled the first hybrid version of its iconic sports car, the 911, signaling a significant shift in the evolution of this legendary vehicle. Known for its high performance and distinctive design, the 911 now embraces hybrid technology, a move that may further the acceptance of electric motors in performance cars. This development comes as hybrids gain popularity in the U.S., even as the sales growth of purely electric vehicles begins to slow.

The new hybrid powertrain will initially be available in the high-performance 911 Carrera GTS model. Integrating an electric motor into the car’s eight-speed transmission, it assists the six-cylinder gas engine to produce up to 532 horsepower, 59 more than the current Carrera GTS. This hybrid model will not be a plug-in; it will be charged solely by the engine and braking, unable to drive significant distances on electric power alone.

Porsche’s decision to launch a hybrid 911 comes as the brand continues to innovate while preserving the essence of its core model. Unlike the Cayenne and Panamera plug-in hybrids, this 911 maintains its gas engine mounted in the back, preserving its iconic shape and driving feel. The move underscores Porsche’s strategy to blend modern technology with its rich heritage, ensuring the 911 remains relevant in a rapidly changing automotive landscape.

Set to start at around $165,000, and available in the fall, the 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS offers a glimpse into the future of performance cars. With impressive handling and a faster Nürburgring lap time than its predecessor, this new model proves that hybrid technology can enhance performance without compromising the driving experience that defines the 911.

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