A leaked image of the 2019 Porsche 911 on the internet shows the next-gen car’s new rear design, where the new rear light bar, raised rear engine cover and vertical vent slats can be seen.
Porsche UK made no comment when our sister publication, Autocar UK, asked about the image's authenticity, but the similarity in design and shape with spotted development cars suggests it is indeed genuine. The car isn't expected to be revealed until later this year.
When it arrives, the next-generation 911 range will be led by a 639hp Turbo S. As shown by our spy pictures, the entire line-up will receive a more muscular look that takes influence from the iconic design of Speedster models from yesteryear.
The raised rear is likely to be a design feature rather than a technical requirement to fit a hybrid powertrain. Although the 992-generation 911 will be the first to be offered with hybrid technology, Autocar UK understands that this change will have no noticeable impact on the car's exterior design.
The future 911 range, including the GT3, will exclusively use turbocharged six-cylinder engines, marking the end of naturally aspirated units for the line-up.
The GT3 will deliver more than 509hp, while the standard models are set to get an extra 10-15hp over today’s Carrera and Carrera S. The current Carrera and Carrera S deliver 369hp and 420hp respectively, and so the 992-generation 911 will produce 380-435hp.
The hybrid 911 model will be introduced in 2020. It will run the flat-six with an electric motor, providing limited all-electric and performance-boosting functions.
The 992 911 will be built around an evolved MMB structure with a wider footprint than the current 991-gen range. The car's length will remain unchanged. The updated structure will make more extensive use of high-strength steel and aluminium in order to cut weight.
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