Porsche has been slowly embracing the whole idea of electrifying it’s lineup of vehicles and thank god for that. Ever since the Panamera sedan and the Cayenne SUV went full hybrid and plugin we’ve been hoping for the day when the 911 gets the make over and goes at least somewhat hybrid, its been long over due. Of course we fully recognize the fact that its much easier to hide a battery pack in an SUV or a sedan than it is in the much more compact two seater flagship sports car of the brand, but we’re glad to hear that the idea is well in the works. While there has not really been any official announcement, Car and Driver cited “sources familiar with the project”, a generic enough term – ” Internally called the 992, the fully redesigned model will be powered by turbocharged flat-six engines; four-cylinder models are possible, but an unlikely option.”
The time frame that was indicated was somewhere out in maybe four to five years, so we will all have to wait til then to see what the company comes up with. Granted Porsche probably isn’t the car maker that is going to change the world, their cumulative emissions from their vehicles, just from a numbers perspective isn’t all that high, but as more high end aspirational brands make the change it will encourage others to adapt.