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Porsche 911 Hybrid Caught Testing?

 Porsche 911 Hybrid Caught Testing?
Porsche 911 Hybrid / Copyright CarPix

Everyone who is remotely clued up in the world of motoring knows by now that even the staunchest supporters of the black liquid we refine into all sorts of things are slowly but surely turning to electricity. And so it is with Porsche, the iconic sports car maker that produces the legendary 911 range.

Having already announced that the Cayenne SUV and the Panamera four-door coupe will have hybrid variants, Porsche it seems, is now turning the 911 into a part-electrified driving tool. Our spy noticed a car dressed in 911 Carrera Convertible garb as it pulled out of a parking lot. Ominous in its absence was a noise one might associate with a boxer-powered 911. Instead the spy was greeted by a quiet noise and an interesting bulge on the bonnet.

More interesting was that the said bulge sported a lightening symbol which in some quarters is used to depict electricity. However there is no plausible explanation for the Batman sticker that appears lower down. Upon realising that his car was being photographed the prototype driver took off at a speed our spy could not match.

Close Porsche competitors like Ferrari are also working on hybrids because the goal of lessening C02 emissions is upon every automaker regardless of the type of cars they make. The next-generation 911 has been spied before but not like this. A 911 hybrid; another point for the purists to ponder on?

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Comments (19)

 susan01 susan01
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August 20, 2009 9:30 am
 mpower333 mpower333
Please no, not that power boost , video game garbage.
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July 29, 2009 7:18 pm
 patcar patcar
For all we know, they may be developing an electric boost, similar to the ones nopw available in F1 racing, where the power from regenerative braking gets stored, and used for short bursts in HP at critical points in a race.
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July 29, 2009 6:52 pm
 M! M!
good. now they filled up that front trunk with batteries the handling they perfected in the last 40 years will be all messed up again.
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July 29, 2009 12:46 pm
 BabyMilo BabyMilo
A Porsche diesel i can handle but a hybrid, come on
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July 29, 2009 8:11 am
 teuton teuton
911 hybrid? Are Porsche kidding? I'm sick of this hybrid crap creeping up on marques like Porsche! I would go as far as to say this is a disgrace to VW's diesel heritage! I hope this crap just sticks to Toyota & Honda. Rant over.
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July 29, 2009 7:54 am
 alex_w115 alex_w115
new electric RUF-Porsche?
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July 29, 2009 3:06 am
 stelvio stelvio
I've always thought 911's have electrifying performance. hehe
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July 29, 2009 3:04 am
 anad444 anad444
is it a batman car???
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July 28, 2009 10:30 pm
 zdenda20 zdenda20
I doubt that they would test a hybrid by putting a big ass sticker on a big ass bulge...its probably some sort of a computer/monitoring system...
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July 28, 2009 9:23 pm
 mpower333 mpower333
They can design and build whatever they want but that's not the challenge. The real challenge will be getting real Porsche enthusiasts to purchase one.
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July 28, 2009 9:11 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
Maybe batman's other car is a hybrid I guess.
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July 28, 2009 9:02 pm
 adz612 adz612
heh heh heh....Batman symbol. lol (on the bonnet) I quite welcome the idea of a hybrid 911....but at the same time I hope it doesn't lose it's 911ness
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July 28, 2009 8:37 pm
 scratchy996 scratchy996
f*ck it , i'll burn my 911 in protest and drive my bicycle from now on !
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July 28, 2009 8:32 pm