Our spy photographers have caught the next-generation Porsche 911 testing in cabriolet guise with the top down. Perhaps the most notable feature of this mule is its rear end, which has been heavily modified and appears wider than the current car.
Some key design cues found in the current car such as the LED light strip that spans the whole rear end remain. Up front, the design from the current car shouldn’t change much since every 911 redesign has been evolutionary.
In the lower front fascia, there appears to be a radar sensor, hinting that this particular prototype is equipped with active safety and driver assistance features.
With the roof down, the prototype’s rear end appears quite bulbous, which could hint at upgrades to the powertrain. The dual exhaust system also flanks what appears to be an opening, which could be there for additional cooling for the engine.
There’s also openings on the lower part of the rear end, which could be there for cooling purposes as well.
Expected to arrive later this year, the next-generation Porsche 911 should offer the same three body styles, including the coupe, convertible, and retractable Targa roof.
Expect the same range of turbocharged engines to be available paired to either a seven-speed manual transmission or Porsche’s new eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic.
Also look for higher-performance models including Turbo, GTS, and GT3 models to follow after the Carrera and Targa models. Porsche is also said to be working on a new plug-in hybrid variant that will launch around 2023, likely for the 992’s mid-cycle refresh.
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