Synthetic fuel to save Porsche 911 – not electrification

Don’t expect a plug-in hybrid version of Porsche’s most famous model any time soon

Porsche is investing heavily in synthetic petrol and says e-fuel – not electrification – is the key to extending the life of combustion-powered sports cars like the Porsche 911 in the face of tightening emissions regulations.

Speaking to Australian media following last week’s reveal of the new Porsche 911 GT3, Porsche’s long-time GT model line director Andreas Preuninger said models like the GT3 would be the last to electrify and that the 911 will always be available with a combustion engine.

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 commemorates the 25th anniversary of Manthey-Racing GmbH
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Porsche and Manthey-Racing GmbH are celebrating their 25 years of partnership with this limited-edition 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25. Inspired Read more

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This customer race car, powered by the twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat-six from the 911 GT2 RS, celebrates 25 years of Porsche Read more

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Configurator Challenge: 2022 Porsche 911 range
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This Porsche 911 Turbo S pays homage to Mexican driving ace Pedro Rodriguez
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In collaboration with Porsche Latin America, Porsche Mexico, and Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, German automaker Porsche has built a custom 911 Read more

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SPY PICS: Porsche 911 Turbo S E-Hybrid
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First electrified Porsche 911 spotted lapping the Nurburgring The first electrified Porsche 911 appears to be one step closer to Read more

Porsche 911 Hybrid Spied At The Nurburgring With Only Two Seats
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It might come somewhat as a surprise, but Porsche originally unveiled a hybrid 911 back in March 2010 at the Read more

This Porsche 911 Turbo Is Actually an Insane Off-Road Sports Car
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Everrati partners with Superperformance in creating this electric Ford GT40
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British electric conversion specialist Everrati has partnered with American continuation classic builder Superperformance to revive one of history’s most iconic Read more