Clear­est pic­tures yet of next-gen­er­a­tion 911 re­vealed on the pub­lic road; full-width rear lights and Tay­can-style front end spot­ted

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To­tal 911’s spies have cap­tured the in­com­ing 992-gen­er­a­tion Porsche 911 test­ing sans dis­guise for the very first time. Seen here in a covert dark-blue hue, the lack of dis­guise sug­gests Porsche has all but com­pleted test­ing of the car set to re­place the out­go­ing 991.2-gen­er­a­tion 911.

As you can see, the 992’s sil­hou­ette, roofline and rear quar­ter win­dow pro­file is very sim­i­lar to its 991 pre­de­ces­sor, with ob­vi­ous styling re­vi­sions to the wing mir­rors which are aero­dy­nam­i­cally re­fined, door han­dles which sit flush with the door pro­file for the first time, also re­duc­ing drag, as well as a new front bumper pro­file which is ex­pected to fol­low closely to that of the 911’s im­mi­nent big­ger brother in the elec­tric-only Porsche Tay­can.

At the rear, which is set to eclipse two me­tres in width in the 911 Turbo for the first time, a sin­gle-panel tail light running the car’s en­tire width can be seen, this now an es­tab­lished design trait from Porsche as seen on the cur­rent Panam­era, Cayenne and Ma­can.

The Porsche 992 is sched­uled for pub­lic launch at the LA Mo­tor Show at the end of the year. It is un­der­stood hy­brid tech­nol­ogy will not be of­fered on the 992 at first, though the use of an eight-speed PDK gear­box taken di­rectly from the Panam­era hints at fu­ture in­te­gra­tion for hy­brid power for the first time in a Porsche 911.

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