Next-gen Porsche 911 range getting KERS system as standard

Next-gen Porsche 911 range getting KERS system as standard

According to recent reports, Porsche has confirmed that its much-anticipated next-generation 911 model will include a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) as standard on every model in the range.

Porsche’s KERS system will be sophisticated and retain energy during braking and store it in a dedicated flywheel system. Then, when the driver is ready, the stored energy can be released and generate faster acceleration for the sports car. What began suspicions of a KERS system being included in the 911 was a dramatically increased wheelbase over the current model. An extra four inches have been added to the wheelbase with a total vehicle length increase of 2.75 inches. Which is the extra length required to fit in the new flywheel technology.

The base model 911 Carrera is expected to have around 261kW of power but with the KERS system should offer a 0-100km/h acceleration time much quicker than the current models 4.7 seconds. The new models should also have improved fuel economy and be lighter thanks to more lightweight materials used in their construction.

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