Porsche was spotted testing for the first time the next generation of its core 911 model that, true to tradition, retains the familiar looks even though it’s all change underneath.
Weissach is developing a new modular platform for the next 911, one that will make the iconic sportscar compatible with plug-in hybrid powertrains as well as add more flexibility concerning the rest of the engine lineup.
Our sources suggest that the new platform will also underpin the next generation of the mid-engined Cayman/Boxster models, with rumors even talking about being used in upcoming Lamborghini models as well as the next Audi R8.
The test mule itself doesn’t reveal much, apart from its wider body, which indicates that both front and rear tracks on the new model will increase. As ever, don’t expect any major changes on the styling of the 911, with the most major changes expected to be the adoption of specific design cues from the Mission E concept.
One of the key questions will be whether Porsche will use a naturally aspirated flat six in the hardcore GT3 and GT3 RS models or replace it with a turbocharged unit. We have a long way until we get a definitive answer to this, as the 991.2 is still waiting for various versions to arrive, including the GTS, GT3, GT3 RS and of course the king of the range, the GT2 RS.
The first full body prototypes of the next-gen 911 are expected to hit the public roads during the next couple of months, so stay tuned.
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