EXCLUSIVE: Is this the facelifted Porsche 991 Targa already?

Last week we exclusively brought you spy shots of the car rumoured to be the next in line to the Porsche 911 name: the supposedly turbocharged ‘Porsche 992’. Hot on that car’s heels is a Targa version, seen here for the first time in black test mule camouflage.

While the 992 Carrera was spied in a pre-production metallic grey, the fact that this Porsche 911 Targa is still wearing some disguising tape shows that a Porsche 992 Targa (if this is indeed the 991’s full replacement) is still some way off reaching the market.

However, the very fact that a replacement for the current Porsche 991 Targa 4 is already testing is still quite shocking given that the latest open-top 911 has only just reached customers after its initial unveiling in May of this year.

Porsche 992 Targa 1

The test mule that Total 911’s spy spotted bears many of the same hallmarks spotted on the 992 pre-production car, including the new door handles, moveable front air vents, and exit slates on the rear bumper believed to help cool the new Porsche 911 Carrera’s turbocharged engine.

What’s more, the decklid on the Targa test mule has been altered compared to the 991 (although it appears to be in an earlier stage of production compared to the 992). Also, the eagle-eyed will spot a Porsche Macan/918 Spyder-style steering wheel adorning the cockpit.

No release date for an updated Porsche 911 Targa has been confirmed with Zuffenhausen not even confirming the existence of such a car. Is this going to be a facelifted Porsche 991, or will it form the base of the all-new Porsche 992 range? Give us your thoughts in the comments section below or head to our Facebook and Twitter pages now.

Porsche 992 Targa 7

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