An interesting Porsche 911 prototype was recently spied testing on the Nurburgring for the very first time and according to those on the scene, it could be a very early 911 Hybrid prototype!
There are two very interesting things about this 911 prototype. First off, some weird gizmos can be seen where the rear seats normally would be while the exhaust note of the prototype has a high-pitched whistle to it under acceleration.
Less than two weeks ago, an interesting patented image reportedly showing a Porsche 911 Hybrid charging up emerged. Additionally, Motor Trend believes that a powerful hybrid 911 is on the cards to rival the likes of the Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Pagani Huayra. It is speculated 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.
Inevitably, we’ll have to wait a little longer to see how this story eventuates and develops!