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2025 Porsche 911 Gives One of Its Hottest Trims a Hybrid System

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Competes with: Aston Martin Vantage, Lexus LC 500, Chevrolet Corvette, Mercedes-AMG GT, Ferrari Roma, Maserati MC20, Lotus Evora

Looks like: The friendly round sports car we all know and love (still), but now with a completely digital instrument cluster

Powertrains: 532-horsepower, turbocharged 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine with electric motor (Carrera GTS) or 388-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder (Carrera); eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; rear- or all-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Fall 2024 (Carrera), end of 2024 (Carrera GTS)

The Porsche 911 is getting a mid-cycle refresh for the 2025 model year with one of its most important drivetrains yet: a hybrid. That’s right: Porsche’s dabbling in fast hybrid cars finally trickled down from experimental racecars and rare supercars to the road-going 911, and this one is ready for track days and grocery runs alike, it being offered under a fan-favorite trim level: the Carrera GTS.

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The hybrid drivetrain may be the biggest headline from the list of 2025 model-year updates, but Porsche also refreshed its non-hybrid 911 Carrera’s engine, included more options as standard equipment, and added a number of styling updates that include the 911’s first-ever all-digital dashboard.

The 911 Hybrid Is Here, But a Favorite Option Isn’t

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You can tell the new hybrid is a big deal by which trim name they gave it: Carrera GTS, a trim that has long held a sweet spot between the regular 911s and more track-ready fare like the 911 GT3. Porsche’s new lightweight 400-volt hybrid system is called the T-Hybrid, for “Turbo-Hybrid,” as it uses both elements for speed. It’s a different, non-plug-in system from the e-Hybrids that Porsche uses for the Panamera sedan and Cayenne SUV.

The GTS packs a new turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-six engine — 0.6 liter bigger than the previous Carrera GTS engine. Alone, it makes 478 horsepower and 420 pounds-feet of torque. Combined with the new electric motor, those numbers get bumped to 532 hp and 449 pounds-feet of torque. The engine’s single turbocharger is also now electrically driven, with a motor inside between the compressor and turbine wheels that lets it spool up and develop boost faster than it would otherwise. The motor also acts as a generator capable of feeding up to 11 kilowatts back into the hybrid system using exhaust gas from the car. There isn’t a wastegate, as you wouldn’t want to let any exhaust gas go to waste when it can be used to make more power.

This isn’t the only feat of clever packaging in the new hybrid 911. The 3.6-liter engine is more compact thanks to the ability to power the air conditioner’s compressor electronically as opposed to with a belt drive. The DC-DC converter and pulse inverter now sit above the engine in the rear of the car as a result.

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It’s all mated to a strengthened version of Porsche’s eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission that has one electric motor for the hybrid system integrated into it. This motor can produce up to 40 kW of power and adds 110 pounds-feet of torque. The hybrid system’s 1.9-kilowatt-hour battery is roughly the same size as a regular car battery and sits where the starter battery usually is in a 992-generation 911: right below the windshield and above the storage area in the frunk. The Carrera GTS also now comes with a compact lithium-ion 12-volt starter battery that fits behind the parcel shelf in the rear of the car.

The 911 Carrera GTS coupe’s numbers with this powertrain are impressive: 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, a top speed of 194 mph and a Nurburgring Nordschleife lap time a full 8.7 seconds faster than the current Carrera GTS. Going hybrid didn’t add as much weight as you might expect, either, with the 2025 911 Carrera GTS coupe gaining only 103 pounds over the current model. The 911 Carrera GTS is available with rear- or all-wheel drive as a coupe or cabriolet, or as an AWD-only Targa.

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The 911 Carrera GTS isn’t the only updated powertrain for 2025. The base 911 Carrera gets an updated twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six engine with a few extras taken from higher-end trims. Its turbochargers come from the previous 911 Carrera GTS, and an intercooler from the 911 Turbo now sits under the rear decklid. All in all, the changes give it a modest 9-hp power bump to 388 hp and 331 pounds-feet of torque. Porsche claims it can go from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds (or 3.7 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package) and hit a top speed of 183 mph. The 911 Carrera is offered exclusively with RWD and can be ordered as either a coupe or a cabriolet.

For now, all 2025 911s are only available with the dual-clutch automatic transmission. A Porsche representative wouldn’t elaborate on future products but confirmed to Cars.com that the new hybrid powertrain integrates its electric motor into the transmission too much to offer a manual version of the Carrera GTS.

You’ve Got Options

The shape is still classic 911, but Porsche made numerous small tweaks to the aerodynamics, including the addition of active air intake flaps on the Carrera GTS and trim-specific front ends that help add some visual differentiation between models. LED matrix headlights are now standard on all 911s and handle the front lighting functions, opening up space for larger air intakes.

The Carrera GTS has six active air flaps in its front (five of which are visible), as well as adaptive underbody diffusers that work together with the air flaps. These close off more to improve aerodynamics for efficiency when less power is needed and open up for better cooling when the car is using more power. The 911’s rear styling has been simplified somewhat, with a new “Porsche” light band across the full width of the back and a new deck lid grille with five strakes per side. The 911 features an automatically extending rear spoiler, rear diffuser fins and trim-specific exhaust systems, including a standard sport exhaust system on the GTS. A sport exhaust system for the regular 911 Carrera is available.

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Porsche also added more colors to the 911’s options list just in case you aren’t willing to spring for one of the pricier Paint to Sample options; however, every option besides white and black on the 2025 models is a paid upgrade now. The new 911 also offers seven different wheel designs — available in 19- and 20-inch as well as 20- and 21-inch staggered sizes — one of which offers drag-reducing carbon-fiber aero blades for the first time on a 911 Carrera. The Carrera GTS comes with center-locking 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels, with the rears now 10 millimeters wider to accommodate the extra power.

Rear-axle steering is now standard on the 911 Carrera GTS. It also integrates the optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control roll-stabilization system into the high-voltage hybrid system for more precise control. Coupes can also be had with an optional Aerokit with a fixed rear wing, front spoiler lip, SportDesign front fascia and side skirts that all reduce lift at higher speeds.

Still All About the Driver Inside

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The 2020s have finally caught up to the 911’s interior, which features a start button and a fully digital gauge cluster for the first time. That button is still thankfully to the left of the steering wheel where keys typically go in a 911, and Porsche’s redesigned interior kept other frequently used controls (such as the drive mode switch) within easy reach of the steering wheel.

In front of the driver sits an all-new 12.6-inch curved instrument display. Fans of Porsche’s tachometer-in-the-middle gauge layout shouldn’t be too worried, as one of the seven instrumental panel layouts is based on its classic center-tach, five-gauge layout. Apple CarPlay isn’t just standard, either; it’s more heavily integrated on this new dual-screen interior layout, which can also display information on the instrument cluster screen. A 10.9-inch infotainment display also sits in the center of the dashboard, and video streaming is enabled while the car is parked. The cooled center console offers a wireless charging pad for smartphones.

Porsche must have finally realized the backseat of the 911 is only good for small children, track day helmets and friends who have no legs because the coupe now comes with no rear seats by default (they’re available as a no-cost option). That sort of bucks the 2025 model year’s trend of adding extra items as standard, however. Additionally, 911s now have ambient lighting, power-folding exterior mirrors, a drive mode switch on the steering wheel, lane departure steering assist with traffic sign recognition, and drowsiness detection all included as standard features. The Carrera GTS gets Porsche’s faux-suede Race-Tex interior package and headliner included as standard.

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Pricing and Availability

Orders are open now for all 2025 Porsche 911 variants, with the Carrera expected to hit dealerships in the fall and the Carrera GTS getting delivered in late 2024. Porsche will continue offering its 911 Turbo, Turbo S and GT3 RS models for 2025, as well, with base prices unchanged from 2024. Pricing is as follows for the 2025 Porsche 911 (all prices include $1,995 destination):

  • 911 Carrera: $122,095
  • 911 Carrera cabriolet: $135,395
  • 911 Carrera GTS: $166,895
  • 911 Carrera 4 GTS: $174,695
  • 911 Carrera GTS cabriolet: $180,195
  • 911 Carrera 4 GTS cabriolet, 911 Targa 4 GTS: $187,995
  • 911 Turbo: $199,195
  • 911 Turbo cabriolet: $211,995
  • 911 Turbo S: $232,395
  • 911 GT3 RS: $243,295
  • 911 Turbo S cabriolet: $245,195

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