Updated Porsche 911 – the ‘911.2’ – Revealed

porsche-911-2016-facelift-1Porsche has just revealed official images of the new 911 prototype, which is being referred to as “911.2” by the marque. Although the pictures don’t quite reveal everything, as there are still a few details hidden by camouflage, it gives us a pretty clear idea of what to expect.

There are, in fact, very few styling changes to note on the exterior. The car has been made more aerodynamic, and given a new exhaust, refined headlamp design, larger air intakes and horizontal LED daytime running lights.

So what’s all the fuss about? Motoring journalists have been hard at work to try and prize the details out of the Porsche team, and it appears that the headline change will be under the bonnet. To enhance efficiency and grab some extra power (between 20-30BHP), Porsche have – we’re pretty sure – decided to adopt turbocharging across most of the range, including perhaps the GTS models. Only the GT3 line is certain to remain turbo-less for now, creating another distinction between road and race models.

porsche-911-2016-facelift-8The interior has also received some tweaks, which range between the aesthetic and the technological. The steering wheel, for example, now looks like something out of the 918, and now even boasts a driving mode selector that allows you to choose between four difference options. Also included is the newest version of the touchscreen infotainment system that’s also featured in the newest Cayenne models, allowing you to manage all your communications and navigational needs in one place.

It’s likely we’ll see the full reveal of the 911.2 in September, at the Frankfurt Motor Show.