A next-gen 2019 Porsche 911 is being tested in Germany. There have been a few prototypes already spotted doing rounds and there is an ample amount of spy photos of the vehicle taken as well. Although the Porsche 911 model has received a mid-life facelift very recently, namely in 2016, this confirms it that they are preparing for the next step in the vehicle’s development. They are wasting no time and are in a hurry to bring the fans something which the competition cannot cope with.
What is seen and also what has been said about this car is that it will use new underpinnings. But since little is known so far, the main thing that we are expecting to see is the update of the powertrain. They are primarily going to focus on updating the power of the vehicle and adding new elements to the gasoline engine. But what also might happen is the addition of a hybrid version for the powertrain. This is a natural step for many Porsche vehicle and there are many other ones which have decided to do the same.
What has also been confirmed is the addition of a new modular platform which could be used for more engine types. This new architecture will be beneficial for the development of many other cars in the Porsche lineup which have been announced to use the same. The cars which have been confirmed include the 718 Boxster and the Cayman model, but also you will be able to see it in some Audi and Lamborghini cars.
As far as our review goes, we have been able to see the spy photos of the 2019 Porsche 911 and have brought everything together here for you to see.
Exterior Look of the 2019 Porsche 911
The new 2019 Porsche 911 is still recognizable as a 911 car and the first versions did not show many differences compared to the current and the newly developed one. But after receiving a new batch of spy photos we were able to see just how the car is going to change. The front part of the 2019 Porsche 911 is adding a new trunk lid and newly offered LED headlights. The new design is actually going to be based more on the original 911 models. The bumper is, on the other hand, quite similar to the current one and it might be a perfect marriage of the old and new that they are going for.
The side of the car does not come with a lot of changes. The only thing that might be relevant to talk about is the rear fenders. The taillights are much slimmer and look as if they are based on the Mission E concept car but the retractable spoiler is much bigger here. The hood grille and also the rear bumper have also gone through some revisions but the final design is going to be revealed a bit later.
The dimensions of the car might also change as the 2019 Porsche 911 seems a little bit wider compared to the outgoing model. It will probably be better balanced and it will also add to the stability of the car. We can also expect a convertible option, while the Carrera, GTS and Turbo will have their own unique styles.
Still Not Much about the Interior
The inside of the 2019 Porsche 911 car is still unfamiliar to us. We are probably going to receive an enormous update when it comes to the interior and they will probably upgrade the ante when it comes to the technology of the car. The main thing about this model is that by the time it gets to be released, much of the technology is going to develop so a very big portion of the newly added gadgets will be advanced and will be upgraded for the future model. We are certainly going to receive a new center console and a completely redesigned dashboard with a different button layout and better ergonomics. The steering wheel is going to be based on the latest 918 Spyder and we also expect better connectivity and better materials like in every Porsche model which got an update before.
There are many things which can happen for the powertrain of the 2019 Porsche 911. First of all, what is already known is that the Carrera and Carrera S models are going to use the same types of engines that have come for the recent updates. Namely it makes no sense to change the turbocharged, 3.0-liter, inline-six engines which has just been introduced for the facelifted version. The current from of the engine offers 370 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque for the Carrera and 420 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque for the Carrera S model.
Porsche has not unveiled the facelifted version of the Turbo and Turbo S models, so it makes it a bit hard to determine what they might do there. As far as we know, the current models use a turbocharged, 3.8-liter flat-six engine with an output of 540 hp for the Turbo and 580 hp for the Turbo S. We can hope that the update that comes will enhance the power of these trims to 570 horses and 610 horses for the two trims.
There are two rumors which are also circling around and those are concerning a hybrid model and an all-electric car. For now the current hybrid version in the Porsche lineup are not compatible with the 911’s architecture and it will certainly come with an all new gasoline engine to make the hybrid powertrain. As for the all-electric version, this idea came after the unveiling of the Mission E concept model. Unfortunately the technology is still not at its peak so this powertrain version seems as most unlikely to happen.
Prices for the new 2019 Porsche 911
We still have a lot in front of us so the price of the 2019 Porsche 911 is still hard to determine. But the outgoing vehicle is offered at a base MSRP of $89,400, so the 2019 version might come at $100,000. The Turbo could generate a price of $160,000 and the Turbo S $190,000.
The competition cars which the 2019 Porsche 911 can expect to go against include the Jaguar F-Type model and the McLaren 570s.