911 Hybrid expected to launch the same year
If you were thinking the Taycan would be the only EV in Porsche’s future, the automaker’s CEO Oliver Blume has news for you. The mid-engine 718 Cayman coupe and 718 Boxster convertible will completely ditch their internal combustion engines and go fully electric when the fifth generation models arrive in 2025.
Nothing about power units has been announced as of yet, but the two compact sports cars will stay as true to their original lightweight DNA as possible, while lessons learned from the Taycan, plus the upcoming 2024 Macan EV (which we reported on previously), will benefit the two-seat performance duo.
911 hybrid to source power unit tech from LMP1 Le Mans racer and 919 supercar
Notably, the legendary 911 will maintain a line of combustion powerplants for the time being, but is set to expand its powertrain options with a hybrid alternative in 2025. According to Blume, this electrified model will source technologies from Porsche’s motorsport division, or more precisely the LMP1 Le Mans racing power unit that was also utilized for the sensational 919 hybrid hypercar. The Porsche CEO even suggested the 911 GT3 will get the electrified treatment.
Could a hybrid 911 help open the doors to Porsche entering Formula 1? While this remains to be seen, Blume teased there will be more surprises in the near future.
Plenty of certified pre-owned Porsche hybrids plus 718 and 911 models in stock now.
If a hybrid Porsche sounds inviting to you, consider that we have a variety of certified pre-owned Panamera and Cayenne E-Hybrid models in stock, while we also have a very special 718 Cayman GT4 and even a 718 Boxster GTS 4.0! Plenty of 911 models are in store too, as well as Macans and Cayennes, of course.
To find out more, be sure to contact Porsche Centre Vancouver at (604) 736-7911, or visit us in our showroom at 688 Terminal Ave, Vancouver.
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