Porsche is letting the next-generation 911 out of the house with ever-skimpier garb. Our spy photographers managed to land a handful of photos of the vehicle out and about with nothing but a few decals covering the details. Engineers have worked to obfuscate the headlights, tail lights and front fascia, leaving the rest of the elongated 911 out in the open air for all to see. With the German automaker releasing a detailed teaser video of the vehicle and a few production stills of its own, there seems to be little motivation behind covering up the car's flanks.

While Porsche is still fairly tight-lipped about exactly what the next-generation sports car will bring, we've heard that the beast will pack a seven-speed manual transmission for increased fuel economy. Word is that base models will come packing 350 horsepower from a 3.4-liter flat-six cylinder engine, too, while offering better fuel economy thanks to tricks like electronic power steering. Stay tuned for more as we get it.


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      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like how they put crazy stickers all over the headlights - so the world will think they could screw them up again like the 996. Let's all pray they never screw with them again!
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope the interior does not feel to stuffy with the big Panamera center console - I understand the logic behind elevating their halo product - but I love the no-center console heritage.
      chrisdjones91
      • 3 Years Ago
      People always complain "It looks just like the last 911" No it doesn't, its all in the details. If it didn't look like that it wouldn't look like a 911. Simple as that, the shape is timeless
      lewazzinaroillus
      • 3 Years Ago
      i always get a kick,...[well, actually, i get EXTREMELY annoyed],...with all the d-bag comments made by, well..., d-bags!, about,."..oh look,..a new one, that looks just like the old one!",...guess what,...d-bags?!,...porsche has figured out that it's customers,...guess what,...wait for it....LIKE THE WAY THE F-N CAR LOOKS ALREADY!,...they're not gonna change what's worked for what,...50 years or so?,...and personally,...i find it cool that this car still looks the same as all those years,...IT'S CALLED HERITAGE!,...which not many other cars have like the 911,...the only other car to never mutate it's perfect look is the jeep,...why f@#k with perfection?cars change their freakin' looks too much nowadays anyway,...and most are just plain ugly,...the 911 ain't ugly,...i dare say that if porsche ever really did do what all the "d-bags" suggest, and changed it ,they would have to deal with a serious revolt of their dedicated porschiphile fan base,...why do that?
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lewazzinaroillus
        I failed to get through your whole comment because you don't know the proper use of "..." and it became quite annoying. Please, learn how to properly use punctuation.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      biopsea
      • 3 Years Ago
      997.1 owner. and a happy one. rear view definitely showing some panamera influence. so far so good
      RomelS
      • 3 Years Ago
      the tail lights on the yellow porsche are very sleek and sharp! very nice! but the front looks unchanged
      matt
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm a little confused. The 911 grew a couple of inches because they decided to make a rear seat for actual humans, or they lengthened it because they needed the space for the hybrid drive that's coming in a few years? Or both? If they enlarged the car for the purpose of having a rear seat, I'm shocked more people aren't up in arms. A worthless back seat seems to go back to the pre A 356's. it also denotes that the 911 is no longer a sports car. It's a GT. And if they put a real back seat in a 911, what's the point of the Panamera Coupe?
        AM2
        • 3 Years Ago
        @matt
        All of the above? ...another reason too is to improve weight distribution. "what's the point of the Panamera Coupe?" It will still be a 2+2, except now people can actually fit in it, but it won't be like a real GT coupe where you can sit in the rear seats in comfort (or something close to that)
      Amurrrican
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks good. It was inevitable that the wheelbase had to stretch a bit but they did a good job of retaining that 911 look.
        matt_shift
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Amurrrican
        is it just me or do the doors on that yellow one seem almost too short?
        RGT881
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Amurrrican
        Looks like they are testing a US-spec version as evident by reflector markers and the rear bumper accommodating license plates.
      ShutoSteve
      • 3 Years Ago
      That greenhouse looks so tiny now... That's one of the things I liked most about old 911's - the visibility was excellent due to a larger greenhouse then most other sports cars. Now it seems they're going for the Audi TT/370Z styling feature of having a slit window style greenhouse...
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Jeff
        • 3 Years Ago
        They'll actually make it bigger, for more space on the backseat. On the large picture is possible to see the new shape of the tail lights, I like it. The front still the same.
      Lloydchiro
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the new wheels. Do you guys remember the ugly wheels on the spy-shot cars on the 997 before it came out? Everyone was saying, "don't worry, they're just test-mule wheels. They won't make it to production." They did make it to production, and we had to live with them. Now, though, the wheels look nice, lightweight, and sporty again.
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