The next Porsche 911 test flat out at the Nurburgring – video

The new generation of Porsche 911 was caught on video test flat out at the Nürburgring, where the note of the turbo flat six engine can be clearly heard.

The model will be the first to come with hybrid power , when it is launched at the end of 2018.

Porsche future sports car will also be available with a digital dashboard, based on the same technology as the Audi Virtual Cockpit.

The car will be the crucial product for Porsche will be the first to come with the option of an electrically-assisted powertrain.

Speaking to Autocar last year, Porsche engineers confirmed that they were working on how to pack a hybrid powertrain of the 911 of the body – something that could also explain the wider stance of the development car.

Porsche 911 product line director Erhard Mössle, now retired, said at the time: Porsche “We have to comply with the CO2 regulations in 2020. The technology available is not very far from the achievement of our goals for such a car in terms of range and speed of charging.”

Since then, Porsche has also confirmed the arrival of a Mission And the all-electric model by the end of the decade.

The car manufacturer has already hybrid powertrains in its Cayenne SUV and Panamera sedan, with both cars using the same supercharged 3.0-litre petrol engine in combination with an electric motor. The 918 Spyder also features a hybrid powertrain, which mates a 4.6-litre V8 with two electric motors.

As well as the option of a hybrid model, Porsche is considering an electric version of the 911 in the same vein as the Audi R8 e-tron.

However, this model is not seen as a reliable production car. Mössle said Porsche would need to “look at what is the right time and if there is a need for it. It’s expensive and you never know if you will get your money back.”

The Basic models of the 911 are expected to use the same twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat six engine that made its debut in the facelifted 911 Carrera.

Mössle also confirmed the new 911 will sit on a modified version of the MMB platform that are currently used by cars and have only minor styling changes. “The 911 is always an evolution, not a revolution. It will always be step by step.”

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