Porsche claims it has no plans for an electric version of its iconic 911 sports car, but that isn’t stopping the automaker from developing a hybrid version. Various rumors suggest the rear-engine model will be of the plug-in variety, providing a decent amount (25-plus miles) of electric-only range. The assisting motor would be integrated with the internal-combustion engine, thus adding weight over the rear wheels. Also likely is an eight-speed automatic transmission patterned after the one in the Porsche Panamera hybrid. The 911 hybrid could hit the streets by mid-to late-2023 as a 2024 model.
The Porsche 911 is expected to get a plug-in-hybrid option, but The Sleuth wonders how the extra weight will impact driving dynamics.