First Porsche 911 Hybrid Should Look Like This

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As usual, the styling changes won't be too dramatic.

It wasn't too long ago that the 'Turbo' inscription on the back of a Porsche meant that you were looking at the fastest version of that particular model line, and that you shouldn't bother challenging it when the next traffic light loomed. Because you'd lose - hopelessly. But things are no longer that clearcut, and even more confusingly, the all-electric, range-topping Taycan Turbo sports the 'Turbo' script on its trunk lid, yet it isn't a turbo at all.

Blame electrification for the confusion, but all you need to know is that the most powerful - and quickest - Porsches within each model line are the hybrids. For instance, the quickest Panamera is the Turbo S E-Hybrid. All of which explains why the planned Porsche 911 Turbo S E-Hybrid is set to be such a significant addition to the 992 generation. For now, we don't know much about it, but Auto Bild has given us an idea of how it might look.

As renderings go, this one was probably one of the easier examples to put together. We've already seen what the new 911 Turbo S Coupe looks like, and Porsche's changes to its high-performance hybrid models are effective but also don't deviate too drastically from the gas-only versions. Typically, the major changes involve subtle hybrid badging and Acid Green trim, along with striking green brake calipers.

Indeed, these are the changes that Auto Bild has made in their rendering of the hybrid 911. Other additions include air scoops ahead of the front wheels, along with green lettering on the sills just ahead of the rear wheels. The hybrid lettering has also been incorporated into the lower front lip, while we can also see the stitching in the same green on the seats and steering wheel. It's subtle but effective. The rest of the rendering is pure 992-gen 911, and we'd have it no other way.

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Auto Bild via YouTube

Although not much is known about what the 911 Turbo S E-Hybrid will feature under the skin, it's unlikely to be a plug-in hybrid in the interests of weight-savings, so its cruising range is likely to be secondary to performance. Combining power outputs from the turbocharged engine and the electric motor, it's likely to produce in the region of 700 horsepower. Any improvement on the new 911 Turbo S' 2.6-second sprint to 62 mph will be a phenomenal achievement, but if anyone can do it, Porsche can.

Don't forget that the automaker has extensive hybrid experience, including the 919 Hybrid that triumphed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We can hardly wait for one of the most significant 911 reveals of all.

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