Porsche has started testing its next generation 911. We know that because we managed to catch an early prototype while it was checking out its new parts. Still, regardless of the fact that the produce started working on it, the completely redesigned won’t be ready for at least one year. This also means that we should see the all-new 2019 Porsche 911.
Anyway, the early prototype shows plenty of new details. It’s so obvious that the 2019 Porsche 911 would have significantly wider tracks that today’s model. This is due to a new platform, which will make the car compatible with a hybrid powertrain. Of course, the exterior design will keep its basics without any doubt. However, it will receive some new cues here and there, which will be mostly borrowed from the Mission E concept. This particularly refers on the retractable spoiler and unique LED strip taillight that stretches across the rear hatch. We are not completely sure, but the 2019 Porsche 911 appears to feature a little bit longer hood as well.
Like we said the new platform will make the more space for some other engine options. However, the architecture isn’t especially intended for the next generation Porsche 911. No, it will also underpin Audi’s R8 and Lamborghini’s future sports cars, as well as Porsche’s next Cayman and 718 Boxster. Yes, we know that these are mid-engined models, but don’t you worry, because the iconic 911 won’t get rid of its distinctive rear-engined treatment. Okay, the engine will be mounted closer to the center, but it won’t become mid-engined sports car for sure.
As for the hybrid drivetrain, we don’t know much, yet it will definitely use an electric motor at each axle and a gasoline engine. Unofficially, the unit should deliver at least 600 horsepower. On the other hand, the regular gasoline-powered models will use a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-6 engine, which will come in two configurations. The base unit will produce 370 horsepower and 331 pound-feet torque, while the topper should get around 420 hp and 368 lb-ft.
Stay tuned for updates.