2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS T-Hybrid. Front 3/4. Image Courtesy of Porsche.

Turn Heads in the New Porsche 911 Hybrid!

The 2025 Porsche 911 GTS T-Hybrid makes use of two electric motors and a compact, 400V, 1.9kWh battery to deliver over 500 horsepower and under 3.0 seconds runs to 60mph!

For the 2025 model year, Porsche welcomes the 992.2 911. This is a mid-cycle update, but a significant one. As it includes the GTS T-Hybrid. That’s right, there is now a hybrid Porsche 911.

Porsche calls this a “lightweight, performance-focused hybrid-powertrain.” Fundamentally, it’s two electric motors helping a turbocharged, 3.6-liter, flat-six engine.

The first electric motor resides within an eight-speed PDK. It makes 54 HP and 110 lb.-ft of torque. The second electric motor found a home in the turbocharger. Nestled between the compressor and turbine, it spins up the turbo before the exhaust gases can.

2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS T-Hybrid. Electric turbocharger. Image Courtesy of Porsche.
2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS T-Hybrid. Electric turbocharger. Image Courtesy of Porsche.

Moreover, it also generates electricity once the exhaust gases have excess energy, harnessing as much as 15 HP worth of power. As a result, this turbo has no wastegate and one turbo does that work that two do in the base Carrera engine. Porsche claims that this electric turbo also improves throttle response and performance, which I would expect as a minimum requirement to spend the money and add the weight.

A compact, 1.9 kWh, 400-volt battery supplies the electricity to both motors. Porsche says the new battery weighs about the same as a 12-volt starter battery and takes up the same amount space. Indeed, Porsche mounted it in the GTS where the 12-Volt used to go. Porsche replaced the old 12-volt with a smaller lithium-ion unit and put in the rear of the car.

2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS T-Hybrid. Powertrain details. Image Courtesy of Porsche.
2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS T-Hybrid. Powertrain details. Image Courtesy of Porsche.

The engine itself starts life as a three-liter but sees a 6 mm bore increase and just under 5 mm stroke increase to reach its 3.6-liters of displacement. And, thanks to an electrically driven air-conditioning compressor, the engine has no belt drive, which made room for hybrid bits.

On its own, it produces 478 HP and 420 lb.-ft, a small, 5 HP improvement and no additional torque. But thanks to the electric motor mounted ahead of the PDK, total system power is a much improved 534 HP and 450 lb.-ft of torque, bettering the outgoing GTS by 61 HP and 30 lb.-ft.

2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS T-Hybrid. Turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-six engine. Image Courtesy of Porsche.
2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS T-Hybrid. Turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-six engine. Image Courtesy of Porsche.

Porsche claims 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds (0.3 seconds better than last GTS) and a top speed of 194 mph, so performance is certainly there. But weight is up by over 110 lbs. now more than 3516 lbs. Considering the equipment added, it’s respectable mitigation of weight gain. But, still, that’s a heavy 911.

Porsche did make other changes to the GTS outside of the hybrid, for example, it now comes standard with rear-axle steering. You also get adjustable shock absorbers, or Porsche Active Suspension Management. Furthermore, the GTS also sits 10mm or 0.4-in lower to the ground than a standard Carrera. Finally, adjustable anti-roll bars, what Porsche calls Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, will be optional.

The 2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS T-Hybrid will roll on 21-in wheels in the rear and wear 315 mm section width tires. Upfront, Porsche mounted 20-in wheels and 245 mm section width tires. That means the GTS is a heavily staggered setup.

2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS T-Hybrid. Adjustable aerodynamics. Image Courtesy of Porsche.
2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS T-Hybrid. Adjustable aerodynamics. Image Courtesy of Porsche.

For the body, the GTS gets active aero, with 10 adjustable vertical flaps in front of the car, and another flap hidden from view.

You can get the 2025 Porsche 911 GTS as a rear or all-wheel-drive powered sports car. It’s available as a coupe, convertible, or a Targa, but Targa’s are AWD only. Price starts at $166,895 for the GTS coupe and goes up from there. You can order it now, expect them to start arriving toward the end of the year.

This is a wild time in the sports car world. A hybrid 911.

But, considering that this is just one trim of the 911 line for 2025, you can clearly see that Porsche is stepping into the hybrid realm very carefully for its most iconic nameplate. I say embrace this change. It’s subtle, you actually gain displacement, and retain the mechanical flat-six sound. At least, I hope. The performance numbers look awfully tempting, but I won’t know about how it feels until I get the chance to drive one.

2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS T-Hybrid. Rear 3/4. Image Courtesy of Porsche.
2025 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS T-Hybrid. Rear 3/4. Image Courtesy of Porsche.

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