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.