• Jul 20th 2006 at 6:07PM
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World Car Fans has some very interesting spy photos up that show type-997 Porsche 911s in coupe and cabriolet body styles sporting updated front and rear fascias.
Around back, completely new taillights are the obvious change, while the front end gets 997 turbo-style intakes in the corners of the bumper.

Obviously, it's still too early to know when these changes are coming and if they'll find their way across the entire 911 range right away. As WCF points out, the just-announced Targa coming in November does not wear any of this new bodywork.

Chances are, however, that in due time all 911s will get the new look. History has shown us that even when changes are "exclusive" to some models (think of the 996 Turbo's headlights), they eventually are applied across the board.

Either way, Porsche aficionados have something to look forward to. For a gallery of full-car shots, head over to World Car Fans.

[Source: WorldCarFans]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Yawn. The 911 format and machinery may be relatively timeless but the time has come for changing the metallic skin.

      It's tired. They keep giving it Botox and it predictably loses expression with each succession. It's not even a 2007 911--it's just another 911. The average person could reasonably mistake a new one for being 15 years old.

      No doubt this is heresy to Porschephiles. Guys, I appreciate your dedication. I really do. But the 911 needs an entirely new look. As is, it's just more tweaking of the same grotesquely vain, Bruce Jenner-like visage. If you've seen him recently, you know what I mean.
      • 9 Years Ago
      am i the only one who cant see a difference? the engineers are probably tweaking the front for 1% better brake cooling. everyone knows that porsche has only one designer and his name is Status Quo. i think hes swiss.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The new tail lights make the rear end look like the rear of the current Mitsubishi Eclipse. I know Mitsu was aping the 911 rear for their car but Porsche has played right into their hands.
      • 9 Years Ago
      anahit, that's exactly why it's great; you can buy a 911 and 10 years later it still looks like a new car. Nothing is worse than buying a new car right before the model changes its look.
      • 9 Years Ago
      It isn't a facelift until the double clutch transmission and direct injection engine show up.

      But maybe it is time for a boxing 8 with an exhaust manifold to compensate for the irregular firing LRLLRLRR.
      push it farther into the car to keep the distribution closer to 40/60 than 35/65

      Supercar with twin turbo boxing 10 to spice up the line too.
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