As it stands, Porsche has a car to cover pretty much every nuance of the high-end automotive market. However, one niche market which it has yet to tap into is the 700 hp supercar market currently occupied by the Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Pagani Huayra.
However, this could be about to change according to Motor Trend. It is being reported that Porsche could utilise the electric motor from the rear of the Porsche 918 Spyder and fit it into a range-topping Porsche 911 Turbo S model. As a result, such a 911 could deliver upwards of 730 hp and perfectly rival the aforementioned Italian supercar trio.
Importantly, creating a hybrid Porsche 911 Turbo S wouldn’t be all that strenuous for the German marque considering that all the required development of the electric powertrain has already been completed with the 918 Spyder. What’s more, with many European cities set to become Zero-Emissions Zones, the only way to enable sports cars and supercars from Porsche to maintain their everyday driveability would be to feature a hybrid powertrain capable of running solely on electric power.
What remains unclear is just if Porsche would tweak the 911 Turbo S to such an extent that it would be considered as an entirely new model or simply branded the Porsche 911 Turbo S e-Hybrid. Only time will tell.
[Via Motor Trend]