Porsche just pulled the wraps off the updated 911, codenamed the 992.2. Read our original article here. Big news for the facelifted model is the introduction of a newly developed 911 GTS hybrid engine. This is the first time that a road-going 911 has been sold with a hybrid powertrain. As expected of the brand, the powertrain boasts a number of innovative features. We take a look at some of highlights in the article below.

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“We developed and tested a wide variety of ideas and approaches to arrive at the hybrid system that would suit the 911 perfectly. The result is a unique drive that fits into the overall concept of the 911 and significantly enhances its performance,” says Frank Moser, vice president model lines 911 and 718.

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7 Facts About The Porsche 911 GTS Hybrid Engine

  1. The 992.2 911 GTS hybrid engine has been tuned for performance, rather than economy. The main component is the e-motor unit that is fitted to the eight-speed PDK gearbox. It delivers a maximum of 40 kW and 150 N.m of torque. Because the e-motor was designed for the PDK transmission, there is no manual GTS option.
  2. A brand new engine has an enlarged bore of 97 mm and an increased stroke of 81 mm. This results in an increase of displacement by 0,6 litres compared to its predecessor.
  3. The high-voltage hybrid system allows the air-conditioning compressor to be driven electrically. As a result the accessory belt drive has been omitted. The newly developed boxer has an overall height that is 110 mm lower.
  4. A brand new electric exhaust gas turbocharger has been adopted. An electric motor, placed between the compressor and turbine wheel, brings the turbocharger up to speed immediately building up boost pressure. There is also a single intercooler rather than the two smaller ones on the previous engine.
  5. The electric assist on the single turbocharger allows the unit to reach maximum boost of 1,8 bars in just 0,8 sec from 2 000 r/min compared to the three seconds it takes the older engine to build 1,3 bars at from the same engine speed.
  6. The electric turbocharger has no wastegate. At high rpm, the motor turns into a generator so it can’t overspeed. It produces up to 11 kW of electric power, which is fed back into the compact, high-voltage battery or, as required, into the drive system.
  7. Total system output is 398 kW, which represents a 45 kW increase over its predecessor. As a result the newest GTS can blast from rest to 0-100 km/h in 3,0 seconds flat.