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Porsche’s Newest 911 is Faster, More Powerful and Gets Hybrid Variant

by | May 13, 2024

After millions of miles of development and testing, Porsche’s planning to show off the newest generation of the iconic 911 to the world. The new version is faster, more powerful and, for the first time, can be had as a hybrid.

Porsche 911 Nurburgring testing wrap up REL

Porsche set a new record for a lap around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. It was more than 8 seconds faster.

The German sports car maker plans to offer a complete look at the new 911 May 28, 9 a.m. EST on its own website as well as on YouTube and LinkedIn, officials noted. When folks tune what they’ll see is the fastest, most performance oriented 911 ever developed.

Officials note the next edition endured more than 3 million miles of testing on a slew of race tracks, back roads and suburban traffic around the world. On the track Porsche fans love the most for testing, the Nürburgring Nordschleife, the new version clocked a time that was 8.7 seconds faster than the previous model.

However, the biggest change to the 911 is the addition of a hybrid powertrain — one designed for performance conditions.

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Porsche 911 testing in Dubai REL

Porsche said it conducted more than 3 million miles of testing for the new 911, including the streets of Dubai.

“For the first time in our icon’s 61-year history, we are installing a hybrid drive system in a roadgoing 911. This innovative performance hybrid makes the 911 even more dynamic,” Frank Moser, vice president Model Line 911 and 718, said.

“We left nothing to chance during development and tested the new 911 under all sorts of conditions all over the world from the freezing cold to scorching heat, as was the case during the final stages of testing in Dubai.

“Whether at a high drivetrain load in the demanding conditions of mountain passes or in the stop-and-go traffic of an urban environment, the new 911 has mastered even the most difficult challenges with aplomb. All in all, our engineers and test drivers clocked up more than 3.1 million miles of development driving.”

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Of course, the company took the new 911 to Nürburgring Nordschleife to find out just how much better the newest iteration would be. They were not disappointed.

Porsche 911 Dubai backroad testing REL

The biggest change to the 911 is the addition of a hybrid powertrain — one designed for performance conditions.

Over the course of performance testing, Porsche brand ambassador Jörg Bergmeister completed a lap of the circuit in 7:16.934 minutes; 8.7 seconds faster than the corresponding version of the predecessor model.

The test car was not tweaked to set a new benchmark. it was equipped with standard road tires, plus the aero kit with a fixed rear wing that has been available as an option previously, providing increased downforce at high speeds.

“We have more grip, significantly more power, and the spontaneous response of the performance hybrid is a great advantage,” Bergmeister said.


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