2020 Porsche 911 ‘992’: This Is The Finished Item (Now With Interior Pics And In More Colors)

We’ve seen countless spy photos of the next-generation Porsche 911, and now we’re finally seeing the production model will look like in all its glory.

Caught with practically no camouflage at all, this car, code-named 992, is virtually identical to the one that should be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show later this year. As expected, the overall shape remains faithful to previous 911s, but there are a handful of new styling features that set the 992 apart from its predecessors.

Starting up front, the model has an evolutionary bumper with slender LED turn signals that are now integrated into the air intake surrounds. The 992 also has a larger central intake and a new hood with two noticeable creases. The headlights are covered by stickers, but they’ll likely have a familiar design with integrated LED daytime running lights.

The 911’s sensuous shape has been further refined and it appears more rounded than on previous incarnations of the car. This streamlined look is further enhanced by the restyled side mirrors and nearly flush-mounted door handles.

Designers saved some of the biggest changes for the rear, as the 992 has slender taillights that echo those used on the Cayenne, Macan and Panamera. Further below, there’s a new bumper and a relocated license plate area which is now positioned between the exhaust tips. There are also sportier air vents and a larger plastic lower fascia.

Interior takes a page from the Panamera’s book

The 911 might be a brand within the Porsche brand, often showing the way to the rest of the family, but sometimes, it’s the other way around, with the new model taking clues from the latest Panamera. Our spies took a glimpse inside one of the prototypes revealing more comprehensive changes than those made to the exterior of the 992.

The pictures show a new instrument panel that partially imitates the wraparound design of sister company Audi‘s Virtual Cockpit, with a traditional rev counter that encompass a digital display flanked by two large screens in a cluster that extends to the center console touchscreen. Other highlights include the touch-operated switchgear and the new (more minimalist and much smaller) design of the PDK transmission lever.

 

Also Read: 2020 Porsche 911 (992) GT3 Comes Out Without Its Massive Rear Wing

So, now we know what it’ll look like, but we still know very little about its specifications. Nothing is official, but previous reports have suggested the base Carrera will use a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces around 390 PS (286 kW / 384 hp) and the Carrera S, which seems to be the version captured here thanks to its four exhaust pipes, should have approximately 450 PS (331 kW / 443 hp).

*Update: We caught the new Porsche 992 in other colors, while also getting a look inside the interior. Article has been updated accordingly

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Image Credits: CarPix and S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for CarScoops

  • Will_95LV

    that ass tho 🤤👌🏽

    • willhaven

      It looks so good!

  • wintergraan

    I love everything about it. And thank god, Porsche didn’t change the 992’s design too much. In this case evolution is definitely better than revolution – a 911 should always look like a 911 🙂

    • TheHake

      I agree 100%. But there will be people who cry “it looks the same… it should now look like a Dodge Viper.”

      • #QAnon

        NO…try again.

        • TheHake

          Ok…
          I agree 100%. But there will be people who cry “it looks the same… it should now look like a Dodge RAM.”

      • willhaven

        Weirdly enough – the Viper follows the same design paradigm as the 911. I think it looks perfect.

  • LJ

    Good thing they covered up the Porsche badge on the back. Don’t want people knowing what it is.

    • Matthew Boyd

      Ha thats what I thought! The test crew that day def didn’t think that one through.

    • TheHake

      hehe

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      People could think it’s the new Beetle

  • Ermal Morina

    that angular bonnet makes the car look super old.The overall design is nice,I like the tail lights,but maan have they ruined the front so hard.Who thought that an angular bonet would look good on “curvy-smooth” car.
    So dissapointed,honestly…

    • Because I’m Batman

      These are exactly my thoughts. WTF?!

    • ErnieB

      That angular bonnet would bother me immensely! WHY!!!

    • Ron

      i’m with you on this one… it’s like the designer wanted to justify his salary. I am happy however that I like the current gen. a little better, this way no regrets if i buy the older one used 😛 It won’t feel like i couldn’t get the one i really wanted

    • exeptor

      A black one for you then :).

    • Bo Hanan

      Very heavy front and rear clips. Even clumsy looking.

  • supermanuel

    Gorgeous, head to tail gorgeous.

  • fabri99

    It looks all wrong to me. The rear hand looks heavy and not as smooth and round as previous 911s, while the front end doesn’t do the trick (I’m not sure why, it feels like looking at a replica… maybe they moved the headlamps further away from the centre?)… I’ll give it time, hopefully it will look better in the metal.

    • Xandao

      Exactly. And what about those bumpers? Its a mess! it seems they really run out of ideas at this point.

    • GobbleUp

      Total mess.
      And same old boring design.

  • Brent Morrison

    The front is tired, dated, and still looks like a Volkswagen Beetle.

    • Matthew Boyd

      …but thats what a 911 looks like…a Beetle.

    • anonymous

      What do you want a 911 to look like? A Bova coach? Or maybe a Freightliner?

  • caddy45

    Such a timeless design!

  • Kagan

    So cheap and 80’s with whole rear taillights!

    • wintergraan

      How is it cheap?

      • Kagan

        Idea from 1980’s. Ii is a bad design idea. Cheap plastic.

        • wintergraan

          What? I don‘t get it :/

          • Mike Sinyaboot

            Don’t worry. There is nothing to get regarding his comment. It is entirely nonsensical. It makes complete sense that some people will not like the new design as opinions differ. However, claiming that it looks bad because it is “a bad design idea from the 80s and is made of cheap plastic” renders that opinion useless.

    • Matthew Boyd

      What you mean?

      • Kagan

        Look down.

  • tbonesteak33

    Was nervous about the book but looks way better than I thought it would. If the S will be about 450hp, that means the GTS will push 500bp?

    • nastinupe

      Too bad the GTS will be turbo charged. The GTS needs to be part of the GT family and be naturally aspirated.

      • tbonesteak33

        I get the desire for N/A, but isn’t the GT2RS turbocharged? Personally I prefer turbocharged anyway – I love the pull you get from the low-end torque, but I get it.

        • nastinupe

          The beauty of naturally aspirated engines is the instantaneous throttle response. Turbos have a lag and there’s no getting around it… unless you have an electric motor providing instant response coupled with the engine. I’ve read that the 992.2 will have this option so I look forward to driving one once they have a hybrid setup. Until then I’m anti-turbo.

          • tbonesteak33

            That I understand, but turbo tech has come a long way in minimizing that. These days, twin-turbos (I think that’s what will be used here) spool up at under 2,000rpm, reducing the lag factor. On the plus side, I love the way the torque surge feels from the driver’s seat. Maybe I’m drinking the kool-aid, but the turbo transition really doesn’t bother me all that much. It makes underpowered cars feel more powerful.

          • nastinupe

            True but to me, waiting until 500 RPM is too long, especially when on a technical track. I need the power immediately, not 0.5 seconds later. The lag makes driving sloppy IMHO.

          • tbonesteak33

            I gotcha. The GT3 (RS) is the best in the lineup for track purposes. Not that I know from personal experience, but I would imagine for the same reason people prefer it to the GT2RS.

          • nastinupe

            I’ve driven both and while you can technically do more with the GT2RS, 99% of the population will fail because they just aren’t that skilled… including myself. It’s just too powerful and too light. The GT3 RS is just right. It will make an average driver look like a good driver. The GT2 RS will make an average driver die.

          • tbonesteak33

            I was going to say that the GT2RS gives the impression of being a very difficult car to handle if you’re not a skilled driver. The GT3RS seems like the sweetspot for speed, control, etc.

        • I think just look at the history, 911 is always an N/A. Turbo are reserved only for Turbo and GT2 model. Now they will turbocharged every line up and even reportedly thinking of turbocharging GT3.

          • tbonesteak33

            Very true. Hopefully they’ll keep the GT3 (& RS) N/A to keep it in the lineup. On that note, I hope they continue with the GT3 touring pack like they have on the current model.

          • Given the reception and the fact that they can overcharge for 911R/Touring. I bet they will bring a model with that kind of spirit, since they said Manual are in the cards because customer demands it.

          • tbonesteak33

            I would be one of them (if I could afford one!). The PDK is the best double-clutch on the market, but I would still prefer the manual. I’m not sure that I care if I’m 0.2 seconds slower to 100kph if I’m having more fun getting there!

          • exeptor

            Don’t even say it!

      • Pretty sure all 992 will be turbocharged, there is even talk to turbocharged GT3…..

    • Abu Sayyaff

      seriously, !! you really thought it would look any different than 10 years ago !! what r u ? a Kid

      • tbonesteak33

        The whole “It looks the same as it did 10, 20, 30 years is a BS, tired argument that childish 911 haters use on forums across the internet. Dear child, if you have nothing positive to contribute to the conversation, why don’t you just stay quiet and let the adults do the talking?

        • Stephen G

          So everybody that doesn’t share your point of view should just shut the hell up? Did I get that right Donald?

          • tbonesteak33

            No, just the ones that attack me for my opinion. I’m all for productive debate. Not for name-calling.

  • DMax

    There’s barely any difference. It looks more like a refresh than a new gen.

    • nastinupe

      Nothing is being carried over except for a few bolts and screws. It’s 100% all new. It also has very difference dimensions compared to the 991. It’s wider and lower.

    • Mike Sinyaboot

      Uhhh, literally everything is in fact different. The front and rear ends are noticeably very different. The headlights are now entirely in the front fenders when they used to be split between the fender and front fascia. The hood and bumper/front fascia are completely different. The same is true for the rear end. While there are no interior images in these spy shots, it has been entirely changed and it does not resemble the current one at all. So….it absolutely looks like a new generation 911, not a refresh.

  • Belthronding

    any one surprised?
    a big fat NO.

    • Eythan Aldrich

      anyone reacts?
      a huge “we don’t give a s*** of your reaction”….sorry nobody cares of your response

      • Belthronding

        what’s wrong with you eythan? if you dont appreciate my responses,you just can block me,no problem.
        but your offensive/unnecessary reaction which you claimed you you don’t have is totally sucks.

  • Matthew Boyd

    Love it Porsche, but outside of your company if anyone does this evolutionary type of design philosophy, they get sent to the firing squad (Audi) and I don’t understand it. I feel it’s the best way to go when you want your model generations to live on. Good job to VW group designers in general. BTW test team, who’s idea was it to juts cover up the Porsche badging..? We can still see 99.8 percent of the car.

    • OdysseyTag

      I hear you man.

  • fgclolz

    Love the retro look of the front even though the whole car feels modern and fresh. However, I will still take a 997.2 any day of the week.

    • donald seymour

      I’m on board with you. I’m like yeah! You stole my thoughts exactly.

  • MarkoS

    Gorgeous! A very nice modern update of the classic. I think Porsche needs to take note not to let her get any larger in the future though.

  • MIL1234

    a refresh
    that’s all

  • TheBelltower

    I mean, what? It looks the damn same. Love it still, but it looks no different.

  • Nordschleife

    I remember when they used to designate the 4S models with the full width taillights. How ever will they do that now.

  • ErnieB

    Nice!! Porsche is master of subtle evolutions ..

  • Jackie DeSousa

    Copy and paste thing going on at Porsche .

  • Honda NSX-R

    Nice ass, the face is meh but it’ll probably look better over time

  • enthusia

    i don’t know for sure if this is final production body work, but i really thought it would’ve looked so much better than this. its just so odd.

  • I don’t know what to think… I see what’s new. It’s a 911 :-I Neither better or worst looking. Just a bit different. Still think the 993 is the best looking 911.

  • It’s still 911, need some time to adjust for the back and regarding engine, apparently there is talk to turbocharged GT3, hybrid version is due and full electric 911 could appeared in 992.2. Also Manual will still be made available with extra cost (Porsche made tidy profit out of this).

  • S3XY

    Love the rear/side. Don’t like the front

  • Larry Qualls

    I wish that the headlights bulged out more. Not so integrated…. But listen here, this thing is magnificent!

  • JorgeDeeeeeaz

    To me something looks off on that rear end….

  • Abu Sayyaff

    oh wow !! as if we expected anything else .. it’s the same as 997 >> 991 >> 991.2 >> and now someone will give us a lecture on how it’s an evolution not a revolution … pls

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Work of art. This is perhaps one of the best series. Coming from someone whom normally doesn’t like the 911 and prefers the Cayman due to the short wheelbase and higher faithfulness to the original concept.

  • Felixnz

    I see they have the staggered wheel set up like the 3rs with 21s on the back, will look pretty aggressive in the flesh.

  • OSM CHAÎNE

    Just another facelift

  • Six Thousand Times

    I dunno, more plasticky?

    • Six_Tymes

      true, but maybe thats because of some camo still remains, i hope

      • Six Thousand Times

        Yes, I hope you’re right.

  • Vassilis

    Hm, I think I prefer the 991. Although I do like how wider this looks.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Love it. The rear is fantastic, still looks largely like the 991, while giving it a bit of a more athletic stance. They could have cone so wrong with this, but they didn’t. Well done, Porsche have done well here. Wunderbar.

  • Six_Tymes

    Love it. This is going to make for an amazing Turbo S version, among others.

  • SteersUright

    The more I look at this the less I like it. The rear looks like a Panamera and just very sedan like, much removed from a proper smooth, round, classic 911 rear end. The wheel have no deep concavity which look so beautiful on 911’s. And, the front and rear bumpers have no real design to them, just simplistic to the point of being bland. I think the 991 gen remains one of the most beautiful 911 eras.

  • haji

    Today I tried to reserve the model year 2020 992 GT2 RS Weissach Package but Porsche told me it was sold out already. Boo.

  • Fabián Montiel

    I thought that it would look nice but no. It’s so fat, so out of proportion, the rear is awful, just horrible. And the front, with the camo the angular bonnet looked okay and Iike it because of the retro vibe, but now that I see it in the flesh is not good. The 991 is so much better. Nothing will come close to the 997 design.

  • gtrzdad

    Porsche, where the laziest car designers work at

  • Christian
  • Bash

    I know it’s not final because those black door handles doesn’t look right.

  • Kagan

    the black plastica don’t fit, they better paint it.

  • Abu Sayyaff

    Oh wow !! it looks the same ….. Lol

  • Zandit75

    Active vents in the front bumper look weird at different angles.

  • Matthew Boyd

    EXPOSE HIM!!!! EXPOSE HIM!!!! Ohhhhh…

    • Vassilis

      I think that’s an A3.

  • exeptor

    Definitely modern looking but somehow not appealing. Let’s wait for the official photos.

  • OSM CHAÎNE

    Porsche is working hard this the result

  • Javokhir_Sam

    Apart from rear reg. plate position the overall design looks sexy as hell.

  • Vassilis

    The front bumper doesn’t look good. At all.

  • OD. LP

    A rear windshield wiper? Couldn’t have adjusted the aerodynamics a bit more to help the water/snow fall off through the drag force?

  • Astonman

    Like everything except for the grey bumpers. Having them a different color from the car really drags attention to them and it doesn’t help they don’t integrate well with the overall smooth designs. The front bumper looks like grates on each side.

  • Kagan

    Something is wrong with the gaps and the plastics!

  • ksegg

    No care except for GTx variants.

    Those are the only 911’s that matter.

  • LOOKS LIKE THEY USED UP A YEARS ALLOCATION OF BLACK PLASTIC TRIM ON THIS ONE.

    • Leconte Dave

      It’s a wrap actually, not plastic

      • STILL CAMOUFLAGED A BIT?

  • SteersUright

    So really, not much about the 911 has changed at all…and thats absolutely perfect!

  • JBsC6

    Not sure i love the front grille compared to earlier designs yet its still a cool looking ride,

    • fgclolz

      Yeah it’s my only pet peeve right now. I think it will look better with darker colors.

  • MonkeyRider

    Wow even bigger…. 🙁

    Looks like German muscle car. Big and long body, small cabin..
    Almost like 2 door Panamera.

  • SgtBeavis

    I think I just had a cargasm. I need a smoke after seeing that.

    Slightly more seriously, I really want one. I’m guessing this is the Carrera here. It’s just so damn beautiful. I just don’t see me getting one.

  • botornot387

    Love the evolution of the design on the 911, particularly in that blue color… Drool!

  • Bash

    I’m not feeling the interior yet.

    • pcurve

      yep, to me, it’s a downgrade from current model.

  • Dude

    I FÜÇKÎNG LOVE IT

  • Six Thousand Times

    Hi, I don’t understand anything at all about the 911 ethos and the concepts of lightness and agility mean nothing to me. I’m really excited about a hybrid version.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    panamera coupe again

  • ksegg

    That gear selector is HILARIOUS.

    All the more reason to get an MT, and skip PDK.

  • Jan Mleziva

    Finished item? So in what spec does it come with carpets strapped on a dash with an adhesive tape?

  • ksegg

    Title is hilarious. It’s at best “mostly” finished.

    Nothing 100% finished about the 992 at all.

  • Trim105

    Is that really the new PDK lever or is the 992 just happy to see us? On a serious note, doesn’t look bad at all, looking forward to the full reveal.

  • USOZ

    I am speechless…..

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