Porsche is currently hard at work developing the very first hybrid Porsche 911 tipped to be released sometime in 2018.

It is reported by Autocar that the long-awaited Porsche 911 hybrid will arrive as part of the next-generation 911 range. The new car more generally is tipped to be based around an upgraded MMB platform currently used. Unsurprisingly, the next-gen 911 won’t be dramatically different from a styling standpoint than the current car.

A key motivator for the hybrid 911 to be launched are the strict CO2 regulations coming into force across Europe in 2020. Porsche already has experience with hybrid powertrains most notably with the 918 Spyder, Cayenne hybrid and Panamera hybrid.

At this early stage, it is unclear just what will power the hybrid 911. There’s a possibility that it could be a 3.0-litre petrol engine similar to the Cayenne and Panamera models as well as also used in turbo guise for the facelifted 2016 911 Carrera and Carrera S.

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