Check out those center-lock wheels
Thanks to recently released teaser images that don’t hide much, we already have a pretty good idea how the next-generation Porsche 911 will look. Next-gen 911 Turbo prototypes have also already been caught testing multiple times. So why post more photos of a 911 Turbo prototype? Because there’s something a little different about this one.
At first glance, this car looks pretty much the same as the last one we saw undergoing cold-weather testing. Look a little closer, though, and it’s clear Porsche made a few changes. The front end, for example, now wears what looks like a center-mounted radar array, possibly for adaptive cruise control or other active safety functions. And in place of the last prototype’s conventional wheels, this car rides on center-lockers.
The biggest changes, however, are toward the rear. Even though the wing and the general shape of the bumper look about the same, the air outlets have been modified. And unlike the squared-off quad exhaust found on the previous prototype, this one has a dual exhaust with round tips. There’s a chance the rear vent simply broke during testing, but that exhaust is definitely GT2-inspired.
So is this still the 911 Turbo? Perhaps a Turbo S? Our spy photographer suggested it may actually be a 911 GT3 prototype, but we’re skeptical. After all, it’s only been a month since Porsche said it really didn’t want to turbocharge the GT3. But if it’s actually a GT2, you wouldn’t think Porsche would include driver-assistance features such as adaptive cruise control. Then again, since this is a prototype, Porsche could always be testing features from multiple vehicles.
For now, it will have to remain a mystery. Check out the photos in the gallery below and come to your own conclusions.
Photo source: CarPix