Low-res images of Porsche’s latest version of its most enduring sports car, the 992-series 911, have been leaked ahead of its debut at next week’s Los Angeles Auto Show.
And true to form, the 55-year-old coupe looks pretty much the same as it always had. A few more rivals from the likes of Aston Martin, McLaren and Mercedes-AMG have emerged over the last decade, but the moniker of ‘911 fighter’ is not lightly worn.
Porschephiles will point to a new horizontal taillight bar on the pics leaked to US auto site Jalopnik, as well a more squarish profile to the lower front grille, but the 992 is very much an evolution of the 991, which debuted in 2016.
Specs are yet to be revealed, but the 911 is certain to retain the same 3.0-litre turbocharged flat-six powertrain as the current car. Bigger rims will likely lead to larger brake rotors, while that redesigned nose looks like it incorporates additional sensors and receivers, pointing to a higher level of autonomous and driver aid spec.
A plug-in petrol/electric hybrid version is also expected to debut in the range; we’d guess there will be a small electric motor helping with front traction, as well as a small battery array under the floor.
Spy shot of the interior also reveal a cabin inspired by the Porsche Panamera four-door, with more digital dials in the instrument binnacle and an integrated multimedia screen that’s positioned closer to the driver.
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