All new Porsche 992.2

The first 911 with a hybrid engine has just launched in the form of 992.2. Is it either going to be a hit or miss in our opinion.

Hybrid engine

Porsche has unveiled the updated 992-generation 911, marking a significant milestone with the introduction of the electrified Carrera GTS. Scheduled for a 2025 release, this hybrid model pairs the classic rear-mounted flat-six engine with an electric motor and an electric turbocharger, resulting in an impressive 532 horsepower and 449 pound-feet of torque. The facelifted 992 Carreras are expected at dealers this fall, with the Carrera GTS arriving closer to the year's end. Porsche plans to expand the 992.2 range with many more models in the future, both hybrid and otherwise.

The Carrera GTS features a new 3.6-liter flat-six engine, replacing the previous 3.0-liter unit, which will still be used in other 911 models. This engine alone generates 478 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, a slight increase from the previous GTS engine. The hybrid system allows Porsche to replace the twin turbo setup with a single electric turbocharger, incorporating an 11-kW (14.7-hp) motor that rapidly spins the turbo, minimizing lag and also recharging the 400-volt battery.

Additionally, a 32.6-hp traction motor is positioned between the flat-six engine and the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Both are powered by a compact 1.9-kWh battery located under the front hood. The 12-volt battery is relocated to a compartment behind the rear parcel shelf. This hybrid powertrain enhances performance across the rev range while maintaining an optimal air-fuel ratio of 14.7:1. For a detailed explanation of this system, referred to as T-Hybrid, click here.

The new Carrera GTS weighs 103 pounds more than its predecessor, partly due to additional standard features like rear-wheel steering. However, the increased power compensates for the added weight, making it the first 911 Carrera model to achieve a sub-3-second 0-60 mph time, clocking in at 2.9 seconds.

The T-Hybrid system also introduces new active aerodynamic flaps at the front to enhance cooling without increasing drag. Both the front and rear fascias receive styling updates, new wheel options are available, and the rear tires are now 10 mm wider at 315/30ZR21, while the fronts remain at 245/35ZR20. Inside, the most notable change is the new all-digital gauge cluster, which replaces the analog tachometer but still prominently displays the tach front and center.

The base Carrera model also receives updates for 2025, including the turbos and intercoolers from the previous GTS and Turbo models, resulting in a nine-hp increase while torque remains at 331 lb-ft. The base Carrera and Carrera GTS are the only facelifted models initially available for 2025, with more to follow. The base Carrera will be offered as a rear-wheel-drive coupe or Cabriolet, while the GTS will be available as rear- or all-wheel-drive coupe or Cabriolet, or as an all-wheel-drive Targa. The Turbo, Turbo S, and GT3 RS models will continue for 2025 as well.