EXCLUSIVE: Porsche 991.2 Carrera spotted without camouflage
We knew it was coming – we’ve been getting spy shots since last summer – however, we now have our first proper look at the upcoming turbocharged Porsche 991.2 after Total 911’s spies spotted it during an industry day at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The second-generation Porsche 991 has a revised front bumper with more aggressive intake vents on either side while the central air intake’s shape is now reminiscent of the current Carrera GTS and GT3 models. The bottom lip has also been raised in the middle, with a crease placed on either side.
Also tweaked for the facelift Porsche 991 are the LED running lights, which will be much thinner on the turbocharged neunelfer. They are also much shorter and don’t curve over the top of the side vents (as seen on the current 911).
From the side profile, little has changed (although the door handle shape appears to have been revised) but at the rear there are noticeable aesthetic alterations, including the rear lights that now have more angular corners.
At the bottom corners of the rear bumper are two exit vents, no doubt to aide cooling of the twin turbochargers that the new Porsche 991.2 Carrera will use as standard.
The Carrera’s twin exhaust tailpipes have also been moved from the outside of the rear bumper to a more GT3-esque central position, while the moveable spoiler makes a return.
The only part that doesn’t appear production ready for production is the decklid grill, possibly as Porsche is still investigating the best way to feed air into the turbocharged flat six without the need for Turbo-style vents in the rear arches.
Replacing the current 3.4 and 3.8-litre flat sixes, the two new Carrera powerplants are rumoured to be a 2.7-litre unit for the base Carrera and a 3.0-litre engine for the Carrera S.
You can read more about the upcoming Porsche 991.2 in the new issue of Total 911, on sale from today.