2025 Porsche 911 GTS hybrid launched in India for Rs 2.75 crore, base Carrera at Rs 2 crore

The mid-cycle facelift for the seventh-gen 911 is headlined by the introduction of hybrid technology in Carrera GTS, along with some design tweaks, interior updates, and aero optimization.
2025 Porsche 911 GTS  hybrid
2025 Porsche 911 GTS hybrid

The 992.2 generation Porsche 911 with its all new hybrid drivetrain has launched in India, with prices for the Carrera GTS starting from Rs 2.75 crore. The base Carrera that has been unveiled globally has also been launched with prices starting from Rs 2 crore. This news with India prices comes just two days after the global unveiling of these cars, with deliveries slated for the end of the year.

The mid-cycle facelift for the seventh-gen 911 introduces hybrid technology in 911 Carrera GTS, with only this variant getting a hybrid drivetrain for now. As expected with a mid-life update, it also gets design tweaks, aero optimisation and updated interiors. Headlining the update is the T-Hybrid system, which stands for Turbo Hybrid. The T-Hybrid system features a small 1.9kWh lithium-ion battery in the nose that powers two separate motors – one in the PDK and one inside the turbocharger. The latter is interesting – it essentially sits between the compression wheel and turbine, spinning up at low revs to ensure the turbo is giving a strong boost even before the exhaust pressure builds up.The system is self-charging and does not need to be plugged to a wall socket. 

The engine itself is all new – a 3.6-litre, turbocharged, six-cylinder boxer engine. Together with the hybrid system it puts out 534bhp of peak power and 610Nm of torque - a bump up of 60hp and 40Nm over the previous version. However, the kerb weight is also bumped up by around 50kgs, of which the battery accounts for 27kg. The new GTSs' Nurburgring lap time (7m 16.93 sec) validated the performance enhancement, since it is 8.7 seconds quicker than the earlier version. It goes from 0-100kmph in 3.0 seconds and has a top speed of 312 mph. 

The 911 Carrera model isn’t as comprehensively different from before – it gets the same 3-litre, twin-turbo boxer engine from before, but now gets an intercooler from the Turbo models.The new turbo in the new 911 Carrera were earlier used to be in GTS models. It produces 389 bhp of peak power and 450Nm of torque. 

Porsche has made some fundamental advancements to enhance the driving dynamics, including PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management), which features a new generation of dampers that gets electronically controlled , which increases stability during fast cornering. Then, there is Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), which keeps body roll in check. For low-speed maneuverability, rear-axle steering comes as standard with the 911 GTS. 

The new models proudly retain their iconic Porsche 911 stance, a testament to the brand's commitment to its heritage. The newly designed air inlets are exclusive to the GTS models, which include vertical, adaptive air intake flaps. When open, they optimize the cooling of the powertrain under high loads, and when closed, they ensure low drag and lower fuel consumption. The rear-end design has also been reworked to optimize the cooling air line better with vertical cooling air intakes. It also features a transparent taillight strip, including parking and rear fog lights. The drag coefficient has also been reduced to 0.27 from 0.32, enhancing the car's performance. 

The 911's analogue tachometer has been swapped with a fully digital 12.6-inch instrument cluster for the first time. It retains the 10.9-inch infotainment display that has an operation of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM). Video streaming is now available as an option for use while the car is parked. Additionally, apps such as Spotify and Apple Music can function as native apps in the PCM without the need to connect a smartphone.

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