With the next-gen Porsche 911 set to make its debut late in 2018, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise to see the folks from Stuttgart testing their new flagship sports car for development. What is a surprise for this particular instance however is the fact that our spies have sighted the new 911 without any sort of camouflage on its skin.
From the looks of it, the most striking detail of the new 911 is its slightly wider – and thus more pronounced – rear fender arches. Apart from this, the headlamps seem to be angled slightly lower for a more streamlined aesthetic. Minor bits like the corner light being on the fender instead of the bumper as well as smaller LED turn signals also make up changes to the front end. The front fascia also sees squared-out air dams replacing the 991’s sculpted ones. Perhaps this points towards the need for more air towards the car’s cooling and braking systems.
The new 911’s girth is supposedly credited to Porsche’s new modular underpinnings. With plans to share this platform with the Cayman, 718 Boxster, and even the Audi R8, we may likely see the motor of the new 911 mounted slightly closer to the center of the car.
Power will supposedly come from the same 3.0L flat-six twin turbo motor that came out with the 2017 911. It delivers 370PS and 448 Nm of torque in Carrera trim and 420PS with 498 Nm of torque in Carerra S spec.