This can’t be a shock.
Porsche has been making hybrid versions of the Cayenne and Panamera for a while now, and there’s almost certainly a plan to have a hybrid version of the smaller Macan. Even the 918 supercar is a hybrid.
But Porsche’s trademark sports car has remained hybrid and electric free. That’s changing. In Frankfurt, Porsche has said that they need a car that will meet the new standards for emissions by 2020. That means that a hybrid 911 would need to be part of the fold.
Of course, the hybrid could help emissions and increase performance, so it isn’t all bad. There are also rumors of an all-electric 911, but that seems like it’d be a way off.
Porsche says to expect an evolutionary design for the next 911, like every other 911 ever, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see a heavy influence from the Mission E concept.