The Next Generation Porsche 911 Cabriolet was spotted testing with the roof down. With the most noticeable feature of this motor being its rear end, which has been heavily modified and appears to be wider than the current 911s.
Some key design features found in the current 911 models, such as the LED light strip that spans the entire back end have stayed. The front end design of the current car shouldn’t change much since every 911 redesign has been evolutionary with minor tweaks to the iconic car.
In the lower front grill, there appear to be some radar sensors, leading us to think that this particular prototype is equipped with active safety and driver assistance technology.
With the roof down, the prototype’s ass looks huge, which could hint at upgrades to the powertrain. The dual exhaust system also protrudes from what appears to be an opening, which could be there for additional cooling for the engine. However, that part of the prototype does look unfinished in comparison to the rest of the car.
There are also other openings on the lower part of the back end, which could also be there for cooling as well.
Expected to arrive later this year, the next-generation Porsche 911 should offer the same three body styles, including the coupe, convertible, and the retractable Targa roof.
You can expect the same range of turbocharged engines to be available paired to either a seven-speed manual transmission or Porsche’s new eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic.
Also look for higher-performance models including Turbo, GTS, and GT3 models to follow after the Carrera and Targa models. Porsche is also said to be working on a new plug-in hybrid variant that will launch around 2023.