We know it’s hard to believe, but a new 911 is coming. The current 991 platform is closing in on seven years old, which means a redesign is in order. Porsche knows this, which is why its team at the Nurburgring is hard at work developing the next generation of the company’s flagship rear-engine sports car.
Okay, so the 2019 911 doesn’t look much different than the car it’s set to replace. But that’s true of every new generation of the 911, really. The new car still sports that signature rear-engine sloping body style, a set of big round headlights, and a nice flat-six wail. Where this car differentiates itself is in the rear, with a new LED light-strip and a bigger pop-up spoiler.
As with the current 991.2-generation 911, this car will almost certainly debut with a set of forced-induction engines as standard, leaving naturally-aspirated engines to the higher-end GT trim levels. Though this generation of 911 was initially supposed to get hybrid power, that powertrain was abandoned due to its weight.
The car might not break any new styling ground when it officially debuts, but just like every other 911, we think it’ll be much, much faster than its predecessor. Watch for yourself as it rips around the ‘Ring.