Porsche pulls plug on hybrid 911

Weight issues and a perceived lack of demand are behind Porsche’s decision not to proceed with the development of a hybrid 911. Porsche 911 project director August Achleitner told Wheels his preference is for cars to either have a combustion engine, or be fully electric like the company’s Mission E concept (pictured). “Of course we could install a hybrid system in a sports car, 911 for example, but it’s not an easy job. We look at all these developments all over the world and maybe we come to another decision next year, or in the next two years. Right now, we do not plan it.”