Facelifted Porsche 911 Family Spied In Carrera, Cabrio, Hybrid Trim.
What could be more exciting than spotting a future Porsche 911 prototype on the open road? Taking down an entire fleet of them! As revealed by a new collection of roughly 40 911 photographs, spy personnel stationed in Europe have been keeping up with Porsche. We have various views of the facelifted 911 Carrera, 911 Cabriolet, and the mysterious 911 Hybrid, each delivering a glimpse into the future of the 992 series.
We begin in the frigid north, where winter has finally given way to spring. As the weather warms, the 911 prototypes are covered in mud rather than snow. The 911’s front bumper has been revised, featuring thin vertical slats in the lower intakes, as seen in earlier sightings. The daytime running lamps on the sports vehicle will be redesigned as well, which is why these prototypes have large spherical placeholder lights attached to the fascia. Road grit, in addition to extra black tape, works as good camouflage at the back, concealing smaller elements on the grille and the integration of the taillights.
The redesigned center-exit exhaust is tough to overlook. Rumors have persisted that Porsche will ditch the turbocharged engine in favour of the normally aspirated flat-six seen in the 718 Cayman GTS for the Carrera. The exhaust is supposed to be a telltale sign of this, but Porsche 911 head Frank-Steffen Walliser said no, flat out, in a recent report. Our espionage sources, on the other hand, have anonymous tipsters who claim it’s still going on. It’ll be a smaller version of the Cayman mill, but it’ll have natural aspiration. True or false, we’ll have to wait for the reveal to find out.
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Meanwhile, after the winter months, the Nürburgring is back for business, and Porsche is making the most of it. We’ve seen the prototype circling the circuit previously, and we’re very convinced it’s the new 911 Hybrid. At this point, an electrified 911 isn’t a rumour — Porsche officials have confirmed its arrival – but it won’t be a plug-in model. The 911 Hybrid will be equipped with a compact battery that will power an electric motor to supplement the flat-six engine, similar to the 919 Hybrid race car.
We should have some answers later this year. Debuts could happen in the second half of 2022 for the 2023 model year.
Source: Automedia | Motor1