Porsche made one scary decision about its future that left fans up in arms

Jun 7, 2024

Legendary German automaker Porsche is known for its high-performance vehicles.

Now big changes are on the way for the company. 

And Porsche made one scary decision about its future that left fans up in arms.

Porsche introduces its first hybrid 911

The Porsche 911 is the German automaker’s flagship vehicle known for its performance.

Debuting in 1964, the 911 has become one of the most iconic sports cars in the world.

Porsche kept the body style the same since its debut and it still has an old-school driving experience.

The automaker vowed that it would keep an internal combustion engine as long as possible as of last year.

Now Porsche is introducing its first hybrid 911.

The new 911 Carrera GTS features a 541-horsepower engine with a new T-Hybrid system.

Unlike plug-in hybrids, the power for the electric engine is generated by the car. 

“The lightweight and powerful T-Hybrid system has a newly developed electric exhaust gas turbocharger. An integrated electric motor, placed between the compressor and turbine wheel, instantaneously brings the turbocharger up to speed. This immediately builds up boost pressure,” Porsche said in a press release.

Porsche said that the electric motor takes the 911’s horsepower from 485 to 541.

“The efficient performance hybrid achieves highly dynamic driving characteristics while at the same time reducing CO2 emissions with significantly less extra weight compared to plug-in hybrid vehicles,” Porsche stated.

911 drivers can console themselves that they’re reducing carbon emissions while burning rubber in a high-performance sports car. 

Porsche is modernizing the 911’s interior 

Porsche’s engineers used their experience with motorsports to help design the new hybrid engine.

“We developed and tested a wide variety of ideas and approaches to arrive at the hybrid system that would suit the 911 perfectly,” Porsche Vice President Frank Moser said in a statement. “The result is a unique drive that fits into the overall concept of the 911 and significantly enhances its performance.”

The new model makes a controversial change to make the 911’s instrument gauges fully digital with a 12.6-inch display.

The 911 has a 10.9-inch that can be used with Apple CarPlay and can run apps like Spotify and Apple Music without having to use a smartphone.

“Our product portfolio is younger than ever and highly attractive,” Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said in a statement. “It offers our customers even more customization options and exclusive experiences.”

Politicians and many automakers want the future of the industry to be electric.

High-end foreign sports cars are becoming a battleground in the debate over electric vehicles. 

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann told Automotive News Europe that electric supercars are “not something that is selling so far.”

“It’s too early, and we have to see down the road if and when this is going to happen,” Winkelmann stated.

Ferrari released the SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid and plans to release a fully electric supercar next year.

The company’s CEO Benedetto Vigna predicted that the Ferrari electric vehicle would be just as popular as its internal combustion models.

For many muscle car enthusiasts, sadly the roar of an engine in a sports car could be replaced in the future with the low hum of an electric motor.

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