Is it already time for a mid-cycle refresh for the 991? Porsche thinks so, and it’s on track to launch the updated model next year, possibly at the Geneva Motor Show.
You’d be forgiven if you didn’t see any changes, because, let’s face it, many people have a hard time telling apart two different generations of the 911, let alone, a mild facelift.
That doesn’t mean they’re not there, even if Porsche has tried to hide the tweaks behind wraps and fake decals. One of the first things we noticed on the 911 Convertible prototype were the redesigned door handles.
At the rear, the bumper is re-sculpted and the tail lamps will get new graphics, while further up, the engine grille has more classic-looking inserts. A few other styling revisions that we expect to see on the final production car is a restyled front bumper, updated headlamps, and new LED daytime running lights.
We’ve heard whispers, but nothing solid, about Porsche introducing new turbocharged engines to the 911’s range. Chances are the Germans will stick with the current range offering improvements across the board.
What the 991 will get is a new GTS model with around 430-horsepower and a racier outfit slotting between the Carrera S and Turbo models.
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