Saturday, December 2, 2023
News 2026 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Will be 700+ hp Hybrid: Report

2026 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Will be 700+ hp Hybrid: Report

Get ready for an even faster 911 GT2

  • Porsche said to be using Le Mans hybrid tech

  • Next 911 GT2 RS planned to be quicker than ever


Porsche is reportedly getting ready to launch its latest and greatest GT2 RS model. One like nothing that has come before, with a hybrid driveline and more than 700 hp, packed with tech lessons learned from Le Mans.

Autocar reported on the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS, saying that its target is to exceed 700 hp, and that it was planned to do it using driveline tech Porsche designed for the 919 racer and refined on the 963 Le Mans Hypercar.

It will be a mild hybrid design, says the report. An electric motor will be attached to the transmission to supply the extra shove. The engine is expected to be a 3.8L twin-turbo flat-six, much like what powers the 911 Turbo.

Other tech planned for the car includes a variable-geometry turbo, says the report. This would allow the turbo to generate electricity while accelerating, instead of the motor generating all of the electricity by taking power from the engine or while slowing down. This is a Porsche Motorsport system used in the 919 hybrid.

Autocar says the GT2 RS will be capable of electric-only drive for short distances, that’s not the point of the hybrid system. Instead, Porsche wants to use the electric power to make the 911 faster while adding as little weight as possible.

Porsche is said to be still looking at a conventional manual gearbox, but the maximum torque output of the system could put that in jeopardy. With the motor said to be adding close to 200 lb-ft, durability could quickly become a problem.

Don’t expect the 911 GT2 RS before 2026.

 

 

Trending Now

Tesla’s Cybertruck finally Reaches its First Customers; mass production starts in 2025

The EV truck has a range of 547 km (340 miles). The Cybertruck has 20-inch wheels. The angular design is still part of...

Next Infiniti Q50 to be Fastback Sedan: Report

The Nissan Skyline, aka Q50, is said to be a fastback sedan Model will be an EV, and a crossover will come too The...

2024 Lexus LX 600 F Sport Gets Suspension Upgrades

2024 LX 600 from $113,400 F Sport gets hydraulic height-adjustable suspension For 2024, the Lexus LX 600 is getting some under-body enhancements. The F...

Toronto Auto Show Returns in February

51st running of Canada's biggest auto show New brands and expanded EV test opportunities The Canadian International Auto Show will be celebrating 51 years...

2024 Toyota RAV4 Gains New Options for Woodland Trim, Starts From $33k

Small paint changes to 2024 RAV4 lineup Woodland grade adds some cosmetic upgrades The 2024 Toyota RAV4 is getting some new paint colours and...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.