Last time we saw the next-generation Porsche 911, it was still fully covered in camouflage and was completing road tests. Despite the false panels and camo however, the test mules and prototypes seen by our spies did give us an idea of what the supposed 992 will look like. Now, thanks to a photo leaked online, we get to have a first look at the 992's rear end.
The photo was originally posted by @ninastegmair on Instagram, but has since been taken down. As with most things on the internet however, it has already spread to other sources. Should the photo be real, it shows a yellow 2019 911 inside the Porsche Zentrum Augsburg facility in Germany. Unsurprisingly, it still does not have a plate given that it is likely a near-production prototype.
Looking into the details, most of the 911's rear fascia matches most of the design cues seen in our previous spy photos. Most obviously, we can see the wider rear arches, new taillight design and a raised engine cover. The Porsche logo now sits below the central taillight and takes on a 'floating design', similar to that on the 718 Cayman and Boxer. The lower rear bumper has been extensively redesigned as well with this specific model sporting a two-tone color scheme.
Under the hood, this specific model is likely a Carrera and not the range topper Turbo S as it does not sport the wider fenders and fixed rear wing. Engine options are expected to be carried over from the 991 with some minor tweaks likely to be done.
It is still uncertain when the next-generation 911 will debut. Porsche is unlikely to reveal it at the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show, but instead reveal the facelifted 991.2 GT3 RS.