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Porsche 911 goes hybrid

05-10-2018 11:21
The tuner Elephant Racing has retrofitted the Porsche 911 with a hybrid drivetrain

Vonnen Performance is a subdivision of Elephant Racing that specializes in custom Porsche suspension kits. Their latest project, however, is something entirely different.

The tuner has retrofitted the Porsche 911 with a hybrid drivetrain. The company claims the upgrade can be installed on any 911, as well as on the Cayman/Boxster models. Once done, the car gains additional 177 hp (132 kW) and 200 Nm (148 lb×ft) of torque. Impressive, now isn’t it?

That said, the car has no all-electric drive mode. The electric motor-generator add-on only provides assistance to the main gasoline engine, drawing power from a 1-kWh battery hidden in the front trunk compartment.

The hybrid Porsche 911 is only 50 kg (110 lb) heavier than its standard counterpart, so the upgrade doesn’t affect any of its performance-related characteristics.

Vonnen Performance offers the kit for U.S. $75,000. Later, a second-tier hybrid add-on will be made available, bringing a total of 350 hp (261 kW) to the table.

Photo: Road & Track



Chief Editor Olga Markelova
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