Porsche debuts first-ever hybrid 911 powertrain in the 2025 GTS

Colin
By Colin Wood
May 28, 2024 | Porsche, 911 GTS, Hybrid 911

Photography Courtesy Porsche

For the first time, the Porsche 911 can now be had with as a hybrid, starting with the 2025 911 GTS.


First off, the electrified GTS is powered by a new, turbocharged, 3.6-liter flat-six rated at 478 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. Combined with the new T-Hybrid powertrain–more on that in a second–the total output is 532 horsepower and 449 lb.-ft. of torque.

The T-Hybrid powertrain is primarily composed of two specially designed components, a new eight-speed PDK fitted with an integrated electric motor–capable of supplementing up to 110 lb.-ft. of torque and developing up to 40 kW–and an electrically driven turbocharger:

An integrated electric motor, placed between the compressor wheel and the turbine wheel, speeds up the turbocharger very quickly to develop boost. This electric motor in the turbocharger also functions as a generator and can develop up to 11 kW using the exhaust gas stream. The electric turbocharger is not equipped with a wastegate and allows for the use of a single turbocharger compared to the two that were used previously while simultaneously improving throttle response and performance.

Compared to the outgoing GTS, the new hybrid model only weighs an additional 103 pounds for a total of approximately 3512 pounds. Porsche is quick to point out, though, that the new GTS has a 0.3-second faster zero-to-60 time of 2.9 seconds.

The upgrades aren't just limited to the engine, as the outside of the GTS now gets active aerodynamics:

On the 911 Carrera GTS models, the front fascia incorporates five visible, vertically aligned active air flaps as well as a further flap which closes off the bypass on each side and is not visible from the exterior. They are complemented by adaptive front diffusors in the underbody, which are being used for the first time and work together with the cooling air flaps. These elements direct the airflow as needed: When little power is needed, closed air flaps optimize the aerodynamics of the car. When extracting high levels of power from the engine, for example on track, they funnel a high amount of air to the radiators. The sensors of the assistance systems are integrated into a high-gloss area below the front license plate mount.

 The 2025 Porsche 911 GTS–available in Coupe, Cabriolet or Tagra form–is expected to arrive at U.S. dealerships closer to the end of 2024 with a starting MSRP of $164,900 (GTS Coupe).

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Comments
Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/28/24 11:54 a.m.

I get way more excited than I should when they include technical diagrams/drawings/images.

adam525i
adam525i GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/28/24 12:10 p.m.

I love it, I wouldn't want to own it long term and maintain it though. 

I guess we shouldn't be surprised Porsche did their own thing here to push the performance of the car in every way. It will be interesting to see how this all affects fuel economy but the fact they are still talking about the track is great.

 

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/28/24 12:12 p.m.

that looks like a very small battery pack for the hybrid system... based on the drawing?

which probably is why there's no "electric-only range" listed... on top of the whole 40kW is probably not enough to move a 3500# 911 very fast/far anyhow.

I assume there's a different 911 trim in Europe that can get ~15miles of EV range, so they can get in/out of cities?

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/28/24 12:19 p.m.

In reply to sleepyhead the buffalo :

Just went back through the release to make sure I didn't miss anything. I'm not seeing an EV range mentioned, but I wouldn't be surprised if that changes in the future with a new model or something.

As far as the battery, here's what Porsche says:

Both the electrically driven turbocharger as well as the electric motor housed in the transmission are paired with a light and compact high-voltage battery. Its size and weight are comparable to a conventional 12-volt AGM starter battery, but it can retain up to 1.9 kWh of energy (gross) and operates at 400 volts and is located under the front hood where the previous 12 volt battery was located. To optimize weight distribution, the 12 volt battery is a lightweight lithium-ion battery located behind the parcel shelf in the rear.

SKJSS (formerly Klayfish)
SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) UltimaDork
5/28/24 12:23 p.m.

I'm super excited to check it out.  For me, the GTS is the sweet spot of the 992 line up.  You get stunning performance with a price tag a bit less eye watering than the Turbo or GT3.  The hybrid allows you to still get the Porsche boxer sound and fury and also get the seamless shove of electric.  Fuel mileage?  Who cares... it's a 911!!

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/28/24 12:50 p.m.

In reply to SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) :

Speaking of price tags, here's the prices for the 2025 lineup:

  • 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera: $120,100
  • 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: $133,400
  • 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS: $164,900
  • 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet: $178,200
  • 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS: $172,700
  • 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet: $186,000
  • 2025 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS: $186,000
  • 2025 Porsche 911 Turbo: $197,200
  • 2025 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet: $210,000
  • 2025 Porsche 911 Turbo S: $230,400
  • 2025 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet: $243,200
  • 2025 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: $241,300

It's also worth pointing out that the current 911 Turbo, Turbo S and GT3 RS models will continue to be sold through 2025.

nderwater
nderwater MegaDork
5/28/24 1:22 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

HNNNNNNG | Know Your Meme

DavyZ
DavyZ Reader
5/28/24 1:42 p.m.

Apologies that I am looking at costs, but seeing that nice bit of kit (and I do mean the turbocharger with integrated electric motor), I wonder what one of those units will run if you had to replace it when out of warranty?  My guess: A WHOLE LOT.  The tech is really cool, however, especially if it is reliable and has some longevity.  

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
5/28/24 2:16 p.m.

Some interesting tech. I read something else earlier that states that none of the new models currently have a manual listed as an option. Is that correct? (Sans the 911 Turbo/S and GT3 RS from the outgoing gen) 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/28/24 2:33 p.m.

In reply to DirtyBird222 :

No mention of a manual option in the press release I'm looking at, though does refer to the PDK being fitted as standard equipment–as in, this is what we're going to put on the car unless you option for a manual:

The new 2025 911 Carrera is available to order now as a Coupe or Cabriolet with rear-wheel drive. Additionally, the 2025 911 Carrera GTS is also available as a rear and  all-wheel drive model (911 Carrera GTS and 911 Carrera 4 GTS) in Coupe or Cabriolet form, and as a Targa variant (exclusively available with all-wheel drive). Both powertrains are fitted with PDK as standard. Deliveries of the new 2025 911 Carrera models to U.S. Porsche Centers are expected to start in the fall, and at the end of 2024 for the 911 Carrera GTS models. The current 911 Turbo, Turbo S and GT3 RS models will continue to be offered for the 2025 model year, with pricing unchanged for these variants. The full list of Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing (MSRP) for the 2025 Porsche 911 model range is listed below. MSRP does not include tax, title, registration, dealer charges or a $1,995 delivery, processing and handling fee.

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