Porsche engineers are testing prototypes for the updated 911 lineup, and a new one has been spotted.
The current 911 appeared in 2018 as a 2020 model, originally in the guise of Carrera and Turbo. Given the typical 911 service life of seven to eight years, we should see this updated version in 2023, probably as a 2024 model.
The style settings will be minor, and the prototype features a new front panel design with large intakes with vertical sash that are likely to be active. There is also an additional sensor located under the license plate.
Moving behind, we notice a new design of the engine side vents and exhaust tips installed closer to the center. This reinforces rumors that we may see the new engine introduced in this update, in particular a larger, natural unit like Porsche’s 4.0-liter Flat-6 offered in the 718 range. starting with 394 hp. Current Carrera models come with a 3.0-liter Blet-6 with twin-turbocharging that starts at 379 hp.
There is some creature in the rumors. Frank-Stephen Walliser, Porsche’s chief engineer for 911 production, said in an interview in 2020 that the new emission rules planned for Europe around the middle of the decade will allow larger engines return in favor of smaller units. The new rules seem to aim to compare laboratory fuel economy tests with real numbers.
911 fans have something to look forward to in the next couple of years. Prototypes for a 911 GT3 RS and a high riding option it may be called 911 Safari. There will also be the aforementioned updated Turbo options that should continue to offer a supercar, a supercar.