FIRST PICTURES: 2016 Porsche 911 spied without camouflage
We’ve previously seen ample pictures of the 2016 Porsche 911 in testing, though these cars have been under a blanket of disguise as Zuffenhausen attempts to keep the latest evolution of its superstar 911 under wraps. However, now our spies at the Nürburgring can bring you first pictures of the new 911 completely undisguised and free of camo ahead of its official launch by Porsche at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
Key points of interest aesthetically – and now in crystal clear clarity – include the thin LED daylight running lights just above the grilles on the front as part of a revised front bumper, while a multi-vented decklid, new rear bumper and tail lights, plus centrally-mounted exhausts occupy visual differences from the rear. New door handles can be seen from these shots too, while inside a revised interior will include a 918-style steering wheel as well as an all-new infotainment system.
However, it’s the engine of the 2016 Porsche 911 where we’ll see the most radical of changes, with the car switching to a turbocharged flat six engine.
This camo-free test car may also be the biggest clue yet as to Porsche’s aspirations to produce a ‘back to basics’ 911 GT model. Our spies have noted the seats look like thinner, leather bucket seats instead of the nomex racing seats usually found in prototypes. The rollcage is expected to be a prototype part, however.
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