Porsche 911 News

  • 2018 Tesla Model S and 2018 Tesla Model X

    Tesla reported profits, and revealed new model lineups for its Model S and Model X—and another price cut. Volkswagen announced it will build a concept electric dune buggy for the Geneva auto show. Details of the upcoming Porsche 911 Hybrid have emerged. And Shell has bought its first charging network in North America. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Profit reports are key, especially for a company like Tesla that has built a following of evangelists hoping to change the world, but whose ability to survive hinges on shoring up its shaky finances. In its most recent quarterly...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S, Valencia, Spain, January 2019
    Porsche 911 Hybrid sports car tech will arrive in two forms

    Porsche is known as an engineering company. Its technical solutions are often complex and unusual, but often provide inspiration for others to follow. Now details have filtered out about Porsche's new hybrid-electric powertrain for its upcoming 911, which could inform what engineers are thinking...

  • 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T first drive
    So nice, why not twice? Two hybrids planned for next-generation Porsche 911

    Taking a page from its successful Cayenne and Panamera E-Hybrids, which have seen the biggest sales jumps of any plug-in cars in recent monthly sales reports, Porsche is planning to build two new hybrid versions of its defining 911 sports car. The 911 is being redesigned for 2019, code named 992...

  • 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera
    Porsche 911 won't get electric, hybrid versions any time soon

    Porsche won't build an electric 911 anytime soon, the sports car's product boss says.

  • Porsche charging connector patent drawings
    Plug-In Porsche 911 Proven By Patent Drawings? Not Quite

    Hardcore Porsche enthusiasts are a picky bunch. The 1970s 914 sports car is not a real Porsche, according to them. Nor was the 924. Nor the Boxster, which saved the company in the 1990s. Or the Cayenne, and--God forbid--its diesel and hybrid variants, which have propped up Porsche's balance sheets...

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    Toyota Sets New Electric Car Lap Record At Nürburgring Nordschleife

    Toyota has just announced that it has just set a new electric car lap record on the 12.93 mile Nürburgring Nodschleife race track in Germany, beating the previous record by a full 1 minute and 13 seconds. Built by Toyota and based on a Radical sportscar, the all-electric two-seat race car set...

  • Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0

    If at first you don't succeed ... make your race car better. That's the principle behind yesterday's launch of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0. It's the second iteration of Porsche's ground-breaking 911 endurance racer fitted with a Kinetic Energy Recovery System, or KERS. The first version of the 911 GT3 R Hybrid, revealed exactly a year ago, led the 24 Hours of Nurburgring in its maiden competition run, until a mechanical failure forced it to retire just a few hours before the checkered flag. That failure, Porsche hastens to point out, was in the combustion engine, not any of the hybrid...

  • BYD e6 electric crossover, Electric Avenue, 2010 Detroit Auto Show
    BYD Lines up Electric Car Dealers for Late 2011 U.S. Launch

    Chinese battery firm turned automaker hit the news a couple of times last week for all the wrong reasons. But less than a week after the firm was the center of a major auto scandal it has quietly started to prepare itself for a late 2011 U.S. Launch. So why is a company which previously been...

  • 2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
    World's Fastest (Or 2nd-Fastest?) Hybrid: Porsche 918 RSR

    Possibly the most rapturously received vehicle at last week's Detroit Auto Show was the Porsche 918 RSR coupe, a hybrid race car that isn't even street-legal. And it's about as far from the quintessential Toyota Prius hybrid as you could get. It doesn't use a battery pack at all, in fact, but the...

  • Audi R15 TDI, Peugeot 908 HDI, Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid at Petit Le Mans
    Peugeot, Audi Diesels Lead Petit Le Mans, Porsche Hybrid Finishes Race

    Endurance racing has more than its share of heartbreak. For Porsche Motorsport, this weekend's Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta provided sweet relief to a galling memory: Its unique 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car retired less than two hours before the checkered flag during May's 24 Hours of Nurburgring...

  • Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid in action
    Why Are Luxury and Sports Brands Going Green? To Survive

    It was so much easier just a few short years ago. Luxury cars wafted and sports machines roared, with nary a thought to gasoline consumed. Hybrids were for weenies, and everyone knew their place. But now? A hybrid Ferrari, a hybrid Porsche race car, an electric BMW ... what is the world coming to?...

  • Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid in action
    Testing World's Fastest Hybrid Racer: Long 'Still Charged Up'

    What's it like driving the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, the world's fastest hybrid vehicle? Ask driver Patrick Long, and he'll tell you he's "still pretty charged up (forgive the pun)" after returning to the States following two weeks of testing the car on the Lausitzring circuit outside Berlin. We...

  • Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid

    Pretty much every manufacturer is now at least experimenting with hybrid cars. The bulk of them use a high-voltage battery pack to store and deliver energy to supplement a gasoline engine. But in its experimental 911 GT3 R Hybrid test car, Porsche has taken a different tack toward energy conservation for racing. It uses an adaptation of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) technology first built into Formula 1 race cars. Electric drive up front Rather than a battery, that system is based on a flywheel, mounted where the passenger seat would normally sit and spinning at speeds up to...

  • 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet spy shots
    Porsche Says No to Hybrid Versions of 911, Boxster, and Cayman

    Porsche, the name that is legend in racing and performance vehicles has been questioned about recent decisions.  Enthusiasts feel that the company should not have considered an SUV or a 4 door vehicle as they simply do not symbolize the brand.  Porsche responded by stating the economics and...

  • 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic
    Porsche Planning All-Electric Sports Car (Cautiously)

    The German automaker whose name is synonomous with "sports car" is planning an all-electric vehicle. This is no third party hack of an existing car either. While speaking at the Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday, Porsche president and CEO, Michael Macht, announced that the company is working hard...

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