Development of the refreshed Porsche 911 continues on the Nürburgring. This spy video lets us see the new model in motion.
At the front, the updated 911 adopts active flaps on each side of the dashboard. This one has small auxiliary lights on the outer edges, but the lamps seem like placeholders because they don’t fit into the body. In the center of the nose there are sensors for the driver assistance technology.
This car rolls on mismatched wheels. The ones in front have Y-shaped spokes. At the back, there is a 10-spoke design. Both have a black finish.
At the rear, Porsche engineers install a panel to conceal the bumper. The two exhaust pipes occupy a location closer to the center. The taillights continue to be a thin light strip with thicker lamps on either side.
Inside, recent spy photos let us see the revised instrument cluster. There is now a fully digital display. In the photos, the tachometer is in the center and the speedometer is on the left. Another gauge is on the right, but the information is not visible because a computer screen hides what it displays.
Powertrain changes for the standard Carrera are still a mystery. However, we do know that a hybrid powertrain is joining the refreshed 911 lineup. The electrified system would emphasize power rather than improving energy efficiency. A more aggressive GTS variant is also in development.
We expect at least some members of the updated 911 lineup to go on sale in 2023. Porsche Italia CEO Pietro Innocenti said Engine1 Italy that the hybrid was coming “soon” without offering any specific timing details for the debut.
The Porsche engineering team remains very busy with vehicle development. There are test mules for the next-generation all-electric 718 Boxster floating around. The refreshed Taycan has a new, smoother nose. The crew is working on the overhauled Cayenne. Also, the Macan EV is on the way.