Porsche 911 Hybrid Spied At The Nurburgring With Only Two Seats


Porsche 911 Hybrid Spied At The Nurburgring With Only Two Seats

There’s a good reason why it lacks rear seats.

It might come somewhat as a surprise, but Porsche originally unveiled a hybrid 911 back in March 2010 at the Geneva Motor Show. That wasn’t a road car as it took the shape of a 911 GT3 R Hybrid destined for endurance racing. It boasted a Williams-developed kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) and a pair of electric motors working with a flat-six 4.0-liter engine.

An updated model dubbed 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0 followed a year later with more power coming from the dual e-motors as well as a weight loss to make the electrified race car more competitive in the Nürburgring 24H. In the years that passed, multiple reports speculated about Porsche’s plans to introduce road-going 911 with a hybrid powertrain, but it never happened. Fast forward to the second half of 2021, it would appear the electrified machine from Zuffenhausen is finally inching closer.

Even though it looks like a fairly ordinary Turbo-based prototype, the yellow sticker in the top-left corner of the rear windshield denotes the test vehicle had a hybrid setup. Spotted at the Green Hell, the inconspicuous work-in-progress vehicle had the side and rear windows fully blacked out. Our spies are telling us Porsche was trying to hide the batteries mounted where you’d normally find the 911’s barely usable rear seats. For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.

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