The next Porsche 911, which could release in 2019, will likely have a plug-in hybrid option if reports are to be believed.
A couple of reports have emerged on the web that claim to reveal some of the things that will feature in the late 2018 or early 2019 Porsche 911. Reports indicate that the new 911 will feature an even wider track than the current model and will continue to offer the rear-wheel drive by default; however there will be an all-wheel drive option that Porsche fans can opt for.
Currently the 911 has its engine way back in the rear and that’s not likely to change in the new 911. Chances are that the engine might be moved forward in the chassis just a little so as to improve the driving dynamics – about an inch only – as well as to improve the overall balance of the car.
Further, Porsche will not be going for a four-cylinder 911 variant and that’s most probably because the car in its current six-cylinder configuration offers stunning performance as well as efficiency which Porsche will not want to trade-in for anything that doesn’t provide that level of performance.
Beyond these things the reports also point out that there is a plug-in hybrid that Porsche will launch with its 2018 or 2019 Porsche 911; however, as far as distance is concerned, it might only offer somewhere around 50 kilometres of electric-only range. Also, the plug-in hybrid option might only be available with an automatic transmission, report indicates.