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Old 30th November 2015, 13:26   #1
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Default Next-gen Porsche 911 spied on test! Hybrid option expected

A test mule of the next generation Porsche 911 has been spied. The vehicle spotted is wearing the body of the current 911 (code - 991) and is believed to be a chassis test mule for the next-gen 911 (code - 992).

The extended wheel arches of the test mule suggest that the car will get a wider rear axle with room being made for a new / updated powertrain as well. It has reportedly been confirmed that the new 911 will get a hybrid option, with the regular variants using a reworked version of the same 3.0L, six-cylinder engine as the current car. While Porsche has denied the rumours, there is talk of a fully-electric variant as well.

Given that this is a 911, the cosmetic changes won't be monumental and will be more evolutionary. The new 911 could be revealed in 2018.

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Default Re: Next-gen Porsche 911 spied on test! Hybrid option expected

Just a note - these supercars are going the hybrid way for more power, not merely economy. Here's an excellent overview from Jalopnik:

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As an example, in the McLaren, the electric motor boosts propulsion, fills in gaps in torque, and keeps the turbo spooled up in order to provide maximum performance. It can totally declutch from the drivetrain and can be called up on-demand in order to provide a boost of power.

It's just like KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) on a Formula One car.

Ferrari has included two electric motors — one for the wheels and one for the electrics — as well as a floor full of batteries. The result is a low center of gravity, an extra 163 horsepower, and a weight gain of just 132 pounds. It sounds like it's worth it.
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