It's called applying a few lessons learned from the 918 Spyder.
Maintaining the reputation of its iconic 911 means Porsche has always been at the forefront of automotive technology. In order to continue to satisfy all of its 911 purists (and there are plenty), Porsche has no intention of dropping its rear-engine configuration. But the carmaker is considering throwing an electric motor into the mix. In fact, a new report coming from Car Advice claims the next-generation 911 will very likely utilize hybrid power. Speaking with Porsche CEO Matthias Muller recently, the publication reports that an all-new 911 is due in 2018.
That’s the car that’ll receive a hybrid powerplant – not the upcoming 991 refresh. And it won’t stop there. We’ll likely see hybrids across the entire Porsche lineup, including the Boxster and Cayman, within the next few years. Remember, the 918 Spyder is a test bed on how to best utilize hybrid technology in terms of both added performance and to reduce C02. In other words, the 918’s tech will trickle down to the next 911.