• Nov 3, 2010
Next-generation Porsche 911 spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

Perhaps one of the most iconic automotive shapes of all time is that of the Porsche 911. Its signature lines are only mildly tweaked with each new generation, creating an evolutionary design that has only occasionally had some questionable fittings (we're looking at you, 996 fried egg headlamps).

Our trusty spy photographers just sent along these shots of the next 911 coupe and cabriolet out testing in Europe. In previous spy sets, a heavy plastic shell covered most of the 911's exterior, but now the prototypes are nearly naked, showing off the more chiseled lines of the iconic Porsche. LED turn indicators are found up front and more pronounced air vents flank the sides, but what we find most interesting is the more sculpted rear deck with its retractable spoiler. From some angles, we'd even say that the 911's rump is reminiscent of current Aston Martin designs.

Expect to see the new 911 debut sometime during the 2011 auto show circuit (we're thinking Geneva). For now, have a look at these latest spy shots in our high-res gallery below.



[Source: KGP Photography]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I can't see any new lines, and that's a good thing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      3rd picture in reminds me of the 599 GTB for some reason...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is it just me or do the tail lamps look built in. As if they are part of the rear end
      • 4 Years Ago
      Porsche designers must have sat all the way in the back of their design class, right next to the Harley Davidson guys.
        • 4 Years Ago
        that's because they were ahead of everyone else. they got it right from the first try.
      • 4 Years Ago
      the big question is when is the next porsch-silent-e minivan coming out?
      • 4 Years Ago
      The 911 is starting to signs of becoming a Cayman....
      • 4 Years Ago
      It actually looks kind of like the cayman now to me, or at least the shape. Before I didn't like the look of the 911 because it was shaped funny, kind of like a hunchback from the side. This one looks a bit more.. balanced? Looks pretty nice, but I'll wait till I see one in person to know if this is the one that I actually will like.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Here come all the hater comments about how it looks the same, it's still a Beetle, blah blah blah from all those who have never owned a 911.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Too true. I think the whole point everyone needs to realize is the overall shape never will and never should change. There is no reason to. The car just slowly morphs a tiny bit with each "redesign" to make it a little more modern. If anyone wants it to look drastically different, you just don't get it and you're not in the 911 demographic. Go somewhere else.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Glad they are retaining the iconic Porsche shape.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want a Boxster Spyder with a 911 Turbo S engine.
      That would be epic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      From the changes that are visible, it looks great! I'll reserve judgement till the camo comes off
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow the rear end is quite an evolution from the prolific bar-of-soap look. It is more sculpted with a pronounced crisp line defining the more squared and angular rear. I feel as if is a significant change, which I find more inspiring than the rounded rump. But as it appears with nearly naked front end, the less pronounced fenders and possible "fried egg headlights" are more reminiscent of the 996 when is not an evolution and will NOT be cop-esthetic with the new chiseled rear end. The fenders ought to be pronounced, nostalgic of the iconic 993. A sharper line on the roof rain gutters would help sharpen the over all aesthetic connection the rear with my would-be front end. Just my 2 cent. I could add more but eh?
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