Porsche 911 hybrid arrives – Carrera GTS guise, 3.6-litre, 0-100 in 2.9s

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THIS is big news. Despite only a facelift, the Porsche 911 is now entering a new era. This is because the sports car has received a hybrid for the first time in its history.

As we reported earlier, the Porsche 911 will become a hybrid, and it arrives to update the 992 generation (called 992.2) in the Carrera GTS variant.

For 2025, the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS retains its identity with the rear-mounted flat-six engine, but now with an electric motor and an electric turbocharger. This boosts power to 532hp and 608Nm of torque.

The engine used is a new 3.6-liter unit replacing the previous 3.0-liter one. This engine alone produces 478hp and 569Nm of torque. The hybrid system replaces the previous twin-turbo package with a single electric turbocharger.

It functions like a traditional exhaust-gas turbocharger but with an 11kW (14.7hp) motor positioned between the turbine and the compressor. This motor can spin the turbo very quickly for a fast response, drastically reducing turbo lag. It can also send power back to the 400-volt battery.

There is also a generator motor of 32.6hp sandwiched between the flat-six engine and the 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Both are powered by a very small 1.9kWh battery located under the front hood.

The T-Hybrid powertrain is designed to enhance performance at all rpm ranges while operating at the ideal air-fuel ratio of 14.7:1 at almost all times. This hybrid also means no more manual transmission for the 911 Carrera GTS.

This new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS is heavier than the previous model, partly due to standard features like rear-wheel steering, but the additional power overcomes this weight increase. It is also the first Carrera GTS capable of accelerating to 100km/h in less than 3 seconds, specifically 2.9 seconds.

In addition to the T-Hybrid, the 2025 Carrera GTS receives a new active aerodynamic flap at the front for better cooling without compromising drag. There are also cosmetic changes on the front and rear, as well as new wheel options.

The rear tires are wider now, measuring 315/30/21, while the front remains at 245/35/20. Inside, the biggest change is the fully digital instrument cluster. Yes, no more analog tachometer needle.

The base 911 (992) Carrera 2025 receives turbos and an intercooler from previous GTS and Turbo models. This provides an additional 9hp while torque remains at 448Nm.

For 2025, only the Carrera and Carrera GTS receive facelifts, while other variations such as Turbo, GT3, GT3 RS, and GT2 will follow later. The Porsche 911 992.2 2025 is expected to arrive towards the end of this year.

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