The spied prototype here is that of the Cabriolet model. There have been several sightings of the car in different variants, but this is the first time that the canvas top is seen in an open position.
Our partner, Quattroruote, has spotted a camouflaged test mule of the eighth-generation Porsche 911. Code-named 992 generation, the upcoming model of the 911 is likely to debut in 2019.
The pictures give us a glimpse of what the eighth-gen model of the iconic sports car will get bring along with it. While not much information can be inferred from the front, the rear-end styling of the new 911 will probably reserve big surprises. It was necessary to find a compromise between the technical requirements and the reference to the classic design, even if it had to deal with larger dimensions. Particularly noticeable are the LED profile that runs through the entire tail and the position of the exhausts.
The changes are actually even deeper – the active aerodynamic profile appears to have larger dimensions, while the engine grid seems reduced in size and appears to have moved towards the centre and upwards. However, the vertical windbreak behind the front seats is very similar to the current model. The 992 generation will also have the task of introducing several enhancements over the current 991, for instance, the interior will give greater emphasis to infotainment.
Things are not very clear on the powertrain front at the moment. Porsche has already started to turbocharge the Carrera variants of the current 911, and we can expect turbo to become even more prominent in the next model. Chances of the GT3 and GT3 RS variants to continue with their atmospheric motors are quite slim, due to the increasingly restrictive emission limits.