What to look forward to from the Porsche 911 in 2015
No sooner has one year ended and we’re already looking ahead to the 365 days that lay ahead of us here at Total 911. Fresh off the back of two consecutive anniversary years, 2015 is unusually bereft of any major milestones. However, this doesn’t mean it will be a quiet year for the Porsche 911.
In fact, the first thing to break the silence will undoubtedly be the launch of the new Porsche 991 GT3 RS a car that, in testing at the Nürburgring sounds every bit as visceral as the current generation of Carrera Cup racers.
We got our first proper (unofficial) look at the new Rennsport a few weeks ago thanks to these spy shots and, since then, they went on to become our most read new story of 2014, so you’re obviously as excited about the 991 GT3 RS as we are.
No dates have been firmed up for the release of the latest RS-badged Porsche 911. But, fear not, we’re led to believe that an announcement is to be expected in March time, probably around the Geneva Motor Show (the location two years ago of the standard GT3’s unveiling).
While 2015 also marks the 20th anniversary of the Porsche 993 Carrera RS – the last air-cooled Rennsport and the last 911 to carry the famous ‘Carrera RS’ name – it isn’t all about hardcore Porsche 911s in the year ahead.
After getting behind the wheel for the first time last November, the Porsche 991 Carrera GTS will be hitting UK shores in the coming weeks meaning that it won’t be long until we can get out hands of the evocatively named 991 for an extended test.
We’ve got some big plans for the new 911 Carrera GTS, so you’re definitely going to want to keep a close eye on Total 911 magazine. We don’t want to give the game away just yet but, rest assured, it’ll be a proper test of Porsche’s new ultimate Carrera.
Finally, looking a long way forward to the tail part of 2015, we’re expecting news of the current 991’s replacement. We’ve seen plenty of spy shots over the last 12 months and the rumour mill has been in full swing.
Will the Carreras be turbocharged? Will it be called the Porsche 992? We don’t know, but the grapevine suggests that sometime around November we may learn about a potentially brave new feature for the flat six sports car we all know and love.