We should point out that, even if an electric 911 will be shown, it does not mean that the EV will bring the elimination of internal combustion engines in the range. Porsche's leaders are aware of the emotions attached to its iconic model and will do everything they can to keep it alive for as long as possible.
Interestingly, Porsche's chief of design does not feel too worried about the electric drivetrain technology, which he feels could bring more freedom to the designers. Instead, as Mauer explained, future restrictions and limitations will bring packaging challenges.
From Mauer's point of view, the flat-six engine sound is "not 100 percent of the emotion behind a 911." Instead, the designer feels that handling, design, and cornering behavior make the Porsche 911 so loved within the automotive world.
Porsche's chief designer explains that he has seen the company go from an air-cooled 911 to a water-cooled one, and from naturally aspirated engines all-round to turbocharged units. Michael Mauer sees the electric 911 as something easy to accomplish from the design perspective. The vehicle would not have the famous flat-six sound, but the designer is not sure that future customers of the 911 will necessarily need that sound to enjoy driving.
As you have already seen on autoevolution, the Porsche 911 is already being tested with a hybrid drivetrain. The future variant was planned from day one for the 922 generation of Porsche's iconic model, and it appears that the time to develop it has come.