The first prototypes of the next-generation Porsche 911 have been spotted. The 2019 Porsche 911 spy shots confirm that the new model will receive a brand new rear-end.
The new 911 will be wider than the current 991 generation. Exterior styling is expected to be evolutionary than revolutionary. While the front will boast a fairly familiar look, some of the most drastic design revisions are in store for the rear end.
Changes include a full-width spoiler and a long unbroken strip of tail light graphics similar to the Carrera 4 models. Exhaust tips on this prototype are positioned more towards the center. New air-intakes are also clearly visible. This leads us to speculate that this might be a Carrera 4S prototype or perhaps the new 911 range will get these Mission E style tail lights after all.
As Porsche shifts to a modular architecture for its future 911 models, the 2019 Porsche 911 will retain the 3.0-liter flat-6 twin-turbo engine from the second-gen 991 models. The base Carrera model will have 370 hp while the Carrera S will have a more powerful 420 hp version of the same 3.0-liter 6-pot.
Porsche debuted their latest 911 RSR at the Daytona 24 Hours race. It’s gone mid-engine for the first time. However, the company has ruled out all possibilities of a mid-engine 911 for the street at this point of time.
Source: Motor1 via Carpix