Rumors have been airborne like influenza-laced nasal expectorant for some time now – rumors relating to the possibility of granting a hybrid drivetrain to the Porsche 911. It’s quite clear that Porsche has a knack for the electrified technology, with the Panamera S E-Hybrid, Cayenne S E-Hybrid, and excellent 918 Spyder already under its belt.
But the most recent report on the rumored Porsche 911 Hybrid matter comes to us from Car Scoops, who claim that the Stuttgart powerhouse is considering electrifying its entire range of sportscars, with a next-generation Porsche 911 Hybrid included. As evidence of this musing, the site has no more scraps of intel than what we’ve heard already; namely, quotes from Porsche Marketing boss Bernhard Maier, and Porsche CEO Matthias Müller.
However, we think a bit of caution is warranted with regard to the murmurings, as the Porsche 911 Hybrid is still far from a done deal. Already we’ve seen the budget 718 roadster and Porsche Pajun (“Panamera Junior”) canceled indefinitely, thanks largely to a command to freeze development issued down from parent Volkswagen. That doesn’t mean that a Porsche 911 Hybrid isn’t coming, but rather to say: manage your expectations.
Car Scoops also claims that Porsche has given its Macan an optional hybrid drivetrain, but this is untrue, largely (reportedly) due to the crossover’s more constrictive packaging.
Obviously we would love to see a Porsche 911 Hybrid as much as the next German motor-aficionado, but we’re not so optimistic as to how definitive these musings are.