Porsche's First Mass-Produced Hybrid Vehicle: 911 Carrera GTS?

Porsche simultaneously released its first-ever mass-produced hybrid 911 model — the 911 Carrera GTS — in both Shanghai and Stuttgart. This new model is equipped with a newly developed 3.6-liter horizontally opposed engine and an electric turbocharger, forming the T-Hybrid power system in conjunction with a permanent magnet synchronous motor.

The system’s total output reaches 398 kW (541 PS), with a maximum torque of 610 Nm, allowing the 911 Carrera GTS to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds, achieving a peak speed of 312 km/h.

On the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Jörg Bergmeister steered this 911 Carrera GTS to achieve a single lap record of 7 minutes 16.934 seconds, illustrating its excellent performance.

The suspension system of the 911 Carrera GTS has been comprehensively improved, with the rear axle steering system becoming a standard feature for the first time. This not only enhances stability during high-speed driving but also decreases the turning radius.

Moreover, Porsche has integrated the anti-roll stabilization system of the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) into the high-pressure system of this high-performance hybrid vehicle, achieving greater flexibility and precision through electro-hydraulic control. The sport suspension system, with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), and a 10 mm lower ride height, ensures the unique handling characteristics of the GTS models.

In terms of interiors, the 911 Carrera GTS comes standard with leather interiors, Sport Chrono components, and a sports exhaust system. The cockpit merges modern technology, offering as many as seven views from a 12.6-inch curved display. The Porsche Communication Management system (PCM) is operated via a 10.9-inch high-resolution central display. In the Chinese market, the PCM experience is elevated to a new level, supporting a wide range of applications, including Apple Music, Kuwo Music, Ximalaya, and Bilibili.

At the same time, the new 911 Carrera is also launched, equipped with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo-charged horizontally opposed engine, increasing its power output to 290 kW (394 PS) and maximum torque to 450 Nm. The new 911 Carrera Coupé can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds, reaching a maximum speed of 294 km/h.

The new 911 model offers a choice of seven wheel designs, including the first-time available Exclusive Design wheels with carbon fibre aeroblades. Porsche enhances the aerodynamic performance of the 911 through a series of designs, equipping the new 911 with LED headlights with a matrix beam, a redesigned continuous tail light, and an integrated ‘Porsche’ logo.

Since entering the mainland China market in 2001, Porsche has been committed to bringing the brand’s sporting experience and innovative spirit to Chinese car enthusiasts. Currently, Porsche has 155 sales outlets in China. With the launch of the new 911, it is believed that Porsche will gain more popularity and further enhance its global impact.

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