• Feb 27th 2007 at 8:28AM
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It hasn't been very long since we last brought you some spy shots of the freshened 911, but when another pic popped up, we felt we had to share. After all, this is our favorite rear-engined sports car. Returning even closer to its roots, the two-beam round headlamps and larger air inlets look very 993 Turbo. The cleaner look should be an improvement that the loyalists will appreciate and the masses will completely miss.
Actually, the air scoops match the look of the restyled Cayenne, and the integrated turn indicators somewhat mimic the current Turbo 997, albeit integrated rather than "free floating" like on the Turbo. The new lower lip is more noticeable here too. It creates a continuous line around the nose that continues along the rockers and into the tail, where we'll see new LED tail lamps.

Expect similar mechanical changes to those being done on the Cayenne, and an interior upgrade that should be evolutionary like those on the outside. New direct-injection and a DSG option should keep the new 911 at the top of the heap.

[Source: World Car Fans]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      It's starting to look like a VW Bug. Nooooo!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sarcasm is so NOT appreciated here...
      #2, I believe what Scott was saying is there will be posters who will say the 911 is an old design and Porsche's "lazy" designers, God bless 'em, needs to change it.
      #5, I mean c'mon. That was obviously a sarcastic line.
      I've driven an older 911 and a new Cayman, and the one thing these cars shared (besides that thrilling exhaust note) is the utter and complete rigidity of their chassis. The 911 was incredible, yet the Cayman even more so; it felt like it could drive through a brick wall and emerge unscathed. I have never felt that sensation before, even in Benzes and Bimmers. Porsches are in another world, and I'm sure the newest 911 will continue that tradition.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am glad to see round headlights back on 911. Nice.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Scott, I think you are wrong in saying that Porsche designers are "lazy"...If something works why change it??? I personally would hate to see them change the classic 911 style...!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I find this interesting: "After all, this is our favorite rear-engined sports car."

      Please enlighten me as to any other REAR-engined sports cars currently on the market.

      What's next? Proclaiming the Gallardo to be your favorite Italian AWD V10 powered super car?
      • 8 Years Ago
      #5 Good call on the backhanded compliment.

      Autoblog. What? The Corvair isn't your favorite rear-engined sports car?

      • 8 Years Ago
      Car looks awesome as always. It's great how Porsche has managed to evolve the shape of the 911 to keep it fresh, but never retro. One of the few automotive designs that has been able to pull it off.

      Now for the comments about how Porsche designers are "lazy" and never change their "old" design... blah, blah, blah, in 3....2....1....
      • 8 Years Ago
      #5, they never said "current", so the old beetle, delorean, etc, etc would be in that group of rear engined cars.
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