A plug-in hybrid version of a Porsche 911 is not something new as this type of vehicle has been rumored for quite some time now. Still, today we can confirm you (unofficially) that Porsche is indeed working on a 911 plug-in hybrid as its latest patent drawings show the well-known German sports car connected to a charger.
As you can see from the drawing, the 911 comes with an integrated on-board charger which can be charged via the Porsche Universal Charger (PAC) or when connected to a conventional household electrical outlet. The vehicle will also be fitted with a lithium-ion battery.
Porsche is also expected to offer a smart phone app for battery management or for remote access to vehicle information such as the remaining driving range. Yesterday we also told you that the German manufacturer is preparing hybrid versions of the Panamera Turbo S and the 911 Turbo S. The vehicles are expected to use the same technology found on the 918 Spyder and are expected to deliver around 700 hp.
Currently, Porsche offers the Panamera S E-Hybrid, which is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 333 hp and 440 Nm of torque but also by an electric motor that generates 95 hp (70 kW).
The electric motor takes its energy from a lithium-ion battery that has a 9.4 kW capacity and can be recharged in just two and a half hours via the integrated on-board charger and the standard Porsche Universal Charger (AC) and in less than four hours when using a conventional household electrical outlet.
Porsche says that the Panamera S E-Hybrid needs only 3.1 liters of fuel for 100 km but despite this impressive number, the vehicle can still accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.5 seconds while top speed is 270 km/h or 168 mph.
Using just the energy from the lithium-ion battery, the Panamera has an electric range of up to 36 km while top speed is 135 km/h or 84 mph.
Another plug-in hybrid vehicle offered by Porsche is the 918 Hybrid. This model is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 mid-mounted engine with dry-slump lubrication that develops 608 hp. The vehicle also carries a hybrid module on the rear axle that delivers 154 hp and an electric motor on the front that generates 127 hp.
This model accelerates from o to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 7.9 seconds and to 300 km/h (186 mph) in 23.0 seconds. Top speed is 211 mph or 340 km/h. Using just the energy from the lithium-ion battery with 6.8 kWh capacity, the 918 Spyder accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.0 seconds and has a top speed of 93 mph or 150 km/h.
Currently, the most powerful 911 model is the Turbo S, which comes with a turbocharged 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine that delivers 560 hp. Using the PDK transmission and the optional Sport Chrono Package, the 911 Turbo S hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 318 km/h or 197.5 mph.