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Next Porsche 911 GT2 RS Will Have Mild Hybrid Technology

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We have grown accustomed to a familiar pattern with Porsche’s 911 lineup over the years. With the 992-generation, the GT3 was introduced first, followed by the GT3 RS. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the new Porsche 911 GT2 RS has been announced.

However, what has raised eyebrows is the speculation surrounding the inclusion of a mild hybrid drivetrain in the upcoming GT2 RS. Let’s explore this information further and its potential impact on the Porsche brand and its flagship sports car model.

Innovation Over Time

Porsche has been actively entering the realm of electric vehicles, as seen with the success of the Porsche Taycan in blending the company’s sportscar heritage with zero-emissions technology. This marks a positive direction for the brand.

Furthermore, Porsche has been integrating its electric expertise across its lineup, with plans to incorporate it into models like the 718 Cayman/Boxster and 911.

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Reports suggest that the new GT2 RS will not see a significant increase in peak horsepower compared to the previous 991 GT2 RS. Instead, the focus will be on delivering power more efficiently, with instant throttle response characteristic of EVs and hybrids enhancing the driving experience and performance.

It is likely that Porsche has meticulously positioned the mild hybrid components to maintain weight balance and handling characteristics of the car. Plans include placing the battery pack under the rear seats to shift more weight towards the front of the rear axle, possibly making it feel more like a mid-engined car—a potential positive change. Rest assured, Porsche will make the right decisions.

Visually, the new GT2 RS is expected to feature design elements from the 992 generation and build upon the aggressive styling of the GT3 RS. Get ready for another groundbreaking release from Porsche—this one is sure to impress!
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