Yep, an all turbocharged 911 lineup - with one or two exceptions.
The bi-yearly Frankfurt Motor Show is where German automakers love to show off. That makes sense because, duh, it’s their home turf. So there’s really no better venue than to reveal the updated Porsche 911 Carrera. That will happen this September and, as we’ve already told you, it’ll feature new engines. Gone are the 3.4- and 3.8-liter naturally aspirated flax sixes. In their place will be, according to a report from Motoring, an entry-level turbocharged 2.7-liter flax-six. It’ll supposedly have an output of around 400 hp and consume less fuel.
The Carrera S, meanwhile, looks like it’ll be powered by an also new turbocharged 3.4-liter flat-six with an output of well above 400 hp. We’re also hearing that the next Turbo and Turbo S will stick with the turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six, though other improvements are expected. The only 911 that’ll remain naturally aspirated will be the GT3 and GT3 RS. With all that, could a 911 hybrid be on the way? Not yet, or at least not in this upcoming product cycle. Just don’t rule it out entirely.