It won't be long now until Porsche officially launches the all-new 911 at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. But it looks like someone beat the Stuttgart-based automaker by a few days, leaking photos of its scheduled debut.
Looking at the photos provided, the all-new 911 shown here looks to be the 911 Carrera S (based on the rear badging). Reportedly dubbed as the '992'. the new-generation sports car keeps the signature 'teardrop' shape as its predecessors. However, both the front and rear fascias have been heavily redesigned.
The headlights appeared to have been angled lower, presumably for better airflow. Meanwhile, the front bumper has a wider air intake which highlight the 911's width. But it is perhaps the 911's rear which gets the most obvious of changes. A new singular taillight design, along with a cleaner-looking rear bumper with integrated exhausts give the 911 a sportier look. Then there's the wider rear quarter panels which could aid in delivering more downforce to the rear wheels.
According to our eagle-eyed spies, the added girth for the Porsche 911 was due to the new modular plaform Porsche developed. Porsche supposedly plans to use the platform not only for the (992) 911, but also for the next-generation mid-engined Cayman and Boxster models. Could this mean that the engine of the new 911 will be placed near the center of the car to improve handling and weight distribution? We highly doubt that.
For now, Porsche has yet to announce the official engine lineup for the new 911. It is likely, however, that entry-level models of the 911 will come with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six that first came out of the 2017 911 refresh. Meanwhile, the 911 Turbo may be powered by a beefed-up 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six that doles out 540 PS and 710 Nm of torque.
Expect more details of the new 911 to be revealed as the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show draws nearer.