Every time Porsche launches a new 911 generation, people start telling jokes about how the sports car doesn’t need any input from the styling department.
As the saying goes, all designers have to do is use the same template over and over again. Obviously, that’s an exaggeration, but it had us thinking: how does the upcoming 992 generation look compared to its predecessor, the outgoing 991? Fortunately, we didn’t have to think very hard as a new set of spy shots quickly answered our question.
Our photographers spotted a prototype of the 2020 Porsche 911 driving along in the company of the current 991 generation. Which is which, you ask? Well, the yellow car is the new model and the blue one is the car that Porsche will stop making soon.
We’re joking, we’re sure you knew how to set them apart, but the fact remains that one would have a hard time distinguishing them from a distance. As usual, the devil is in the details, and the new 992 model features many discreet changes.
They’re less obvious from the front, where only the subtly revised bumper and sleeker side mirrors catch our attention. Obviously, the headlights feature a different structure inside, the DRLs are placed in a slightly different position, and… that’s about it.
It’s much easier to spot the changes when looking at the cars from the rear, however. The bumper looks sportier and more aggressive on the new car thanks to the black trim, and the taillights remind us more of the Panamera than the 911. They’re also slimmer than the current model’s and gain a light strip that spans the width of the car.
As you can see, the 992 still carries some duct tape disguise here and there, but the final design is pretty clear. So which one is your favorite?