Here we have another batch of pictures of a new Porsche 911 prototype undergoing tests in the United States. Most revealing are the interior shots showing the cockpit with digital gauges surrounding the huge and still-analogue tachometer.
Although the current 991 generation received a batch of ‘991.2’ updates in 2015, including a new family of turbocharged engines, it was originally launched back in 2011. The upcoming eighth-generation 911 will be built around a new modular platform and feature a wider range of powertrains – including, for the first time, a hybrid set-up.
While Porsche is working on a pure-electric production version Mission E for a 2020 debut, other cars in its range such as the new Panamera and this all-new Porsche 911 will supplement their engines with electric power to boost both performance and efficiency.
Take a close look of the 911 prototype parked next to the current Turbo - there’s an additional ‘fuel filler’ in the rear wing, likely to house the electric socket to feed the hybrid’s batteries.