2019 Porsche 911 previewed in disguise
26th Feb 2018 3:48 pm
Eighth-gen 911 to come with more advanced autonomous features; driving aids can be switched off manually.
The 2019 Porsche 911 has officially previewed in disguised form and, as expected, will be an evolution over the current model in terms of styling. Codenamed 992, the next 911 will get thorough under-the-skin updates as it enters its eighth generation.
911 model director, August Achleitner, didn’t say exactly which autonomous features the car would have, but hinted that it would be more advanced than before, adding that the driver will always be the focus of the model.
Lane keep assist, the system which inputs small movements in the steering wheel to keep the car in the middle of the lane, is expected to make it into the new car (it’s currently not available on the 911). The driver will be able to switch off the assistance systems too.
Just days before the official preview, the car's new rear design was shown long before it is officially revealed thanks to a leaked image.
The car will not be a full-electric model, said Achleitner, although the approach of a full-EV 911 is ever closer. Like its forebears, the 992 911 will also be produced in Targa form, although this isn't expected to arrive until later.
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