The Porsche 911 Is Now Electrified

BY Sean Loo

The new Porsche 911 GTS models will offer a new 3.6-litre engine coupled to an electrically-assisted turbocharger.

It was inevitable, wasn’t it? The Porsche 911 will soon be electrified, starting with the Carrera GTS models.

The 3.6-litre engine will be paired with a shiny new 'T-Hybrid' system, an electric motor melded into an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. This adds 53hp and 150Nm of torque at your beck and call.

Even the turbocharger isn’t left out of the picture, now being electrically-assisted and wastegate-free.

534bhp combined, Porsche claims it can propel you from 0 to 100km/h in a mere 3.0 seconds. That’s a tad quicker than its predecessor, the outgoing 911 Carrera GTS Coupe, which made the dash in 3.4 seconds.

The transition froma twin-turbo to an electrically-assisted system results in smoother and more responsive thrust.

Porsche doesn’t just stop at power either. The 911 Carrera GTS is decked out with handling upgrades like rear-axle steering and an integration of Dynamic Chassis Control with the car's high-voltage system.

This setup utilises an electro-hydraulic control system for precision in handling, especially with the anti-roll stabilisation.

For those who lean towards the Carrera models, there’s something in the works too. The 3.0-litre engine has been tweaked with an intercooler from the Turbo models, now positioned strategically under the rear lid grille.

This boosts the Porsche 911 Carrera to a respectable 389bhp and 450Nm of torque, achieving 100km/h from zero in 4.1 seconds, or 3.9 with the Sport Chrono package.

Visually, the new 911 sports new bumpers and standard matrix LED headlights, with a design that includes active cooling air flaps for the GTS model.

The rear has a redesigned light strip and an integrated arch that sports the iconic Porsche wordmark.

Inside, drivers are greeted with a 12.6-inch fully digital curved display offering up to seven views, including a nostalgic 'Classic' view, echoing the five-tube Porsche dial design.

There’s also a new engine start button and a driver assistance lever.

For those in Singapore eager to get behind the wheel, Porsche will soon announce the details on pricing and availability.