The latest Porsche 911 may still be a newer car, but that hasn't stopped the German company from starting development of a facelifted version of the rear-engined sports car, testing in what looks like southern Europe.

Due to hit the market in 2015, our spies think what we're seeing here is the new GTS variant, which, following the evolution of the last-generation 911, will make its debut on the facelifted car. Featuring the wider rear haunches of the all-wheel-drive Carrera 4, the GTS should enjoy a slight power boost, to 408 ponies.

Aesthetically, there are some additional vents in the rear bodywork, along with a revised front bumper and tweaked day-time running lights. The taillights get some attention as well, and will likely grow over the current car's skinny rear lamps.

We have five images of the new car testing up top. Let us know what you expect from the facelifted 911 down in Comments.


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      John Blaze
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wonder where your sources are getting this new hp assumption. If you take a look at the pevious generation GTS's, the 991.2 GTS's had 23 additional hp over the 911 S (385 vs. 408), so now that the 911 has an even 400 hp, why wouldn't the assumption be that the new GTS has something closer to 440 hp? Especially since the current 991 powerkit pushes the hp number of the 911 S to 430 hp. I doubt that Porsche would allow a 911 S with a powerkit to outperform a GTS. That would kind of defeat the purpose of the GTS.
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @John Blaze
        You just got to love how the Germans nickel and dime every single detail. They will make you pay for every single 1 HP improvement and laugh all the way to the bank while you sit there slurping up the Koolaid.
          superchan7
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Bernard
          Sure, options are expensive and the base 911 is expensive. But $50k and change for a bare-bones Boxster or Cayman that can outhandle almost anything else and is rightly famous, can you do any better? The only other affordable mid-engine car that did this was Toyota's MR-2, which is long gone.
          Koolpep
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Bernard
          Well, I am happy for Porsche that they are laughing all the way to the bank. Because they make me smile every time I get into my Porsche (or my wife's). The pleasure Porsche gives with every drive is worth every penny I paid for the car. There is no substitute. Driving everything else just becomes a numb, boring, non-visceral experience. I really hope I will be able to afford Porsche cars for the rest of my life. I didn't believe it myself, but boy are they worth it.
      Bernard
      • 1 Year Ago
      They can refresh all they want, it will still look like last decade's model sitting next to a new Stingray Corvette.
        Koolpep
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bernard
        Ok, I get it you don't like Porsche. But let me tell you one thing about the refreshes: Porsche drivers usually don't need to update. You drive your Porsche for a very very long time, in my Porsche club, every Porsche seems to be somehow unique and so appreciated by the community, even more so if it's an older model or a limited edition, rare options etc. you drive any variant if a 911 or even a base boxster and people can spot all the differences without judging.
        nocommie11
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bernard
        You mean a Donkey Cart with the rear end of a Camaro and cheapness equal only to a trailer park yard sale? That corvette?
          ravenosa
          • 1 Year Ago
          @nocommie11
          Macutty, Porsche manages to make cars that don't look like they were built only for rental two decades ago.
        ravenosa
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bernard
        The new Vette would have been an awesome and very modern-looking car if we were living in the 1990's. But it's the 21st century now. The Stingray is an absolute mess of a car.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ravenosa
          [blocked]
        dave and mary
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bernard
        Sure is easy these days to spot a '94 Chevy Cavalier driver.
          Bernard
          • 1 Year Ago
          @dave and mary
          He swings and he misses... :-\
      macutty
      • 1 Year Ago
      Facelift? I still struggle to tell the difference between the latest version and one 10 years old. Amazing machines....but aesthetically frozen in time.
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @macutty
        Most people would. The average person on the street doesn't know a 998 from a 991.
          juststudent
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Bernard
          average person can't tell real Ferrari if it's not red. average person can't tell it's a mclaren because they don't know what mclaren is average person confuse between C4, C5 and C6 (and they may be called it ferrari too) heck average person sometimes confuse between camry and accord. my friend called a silver 997TT a Ferrari. Seems like the 'Porsche isn't changing its design since ever' argument become irrelevant. Everybody out there called sleek sportscar a Ferrari! except for real non red Ferrari xD
          Bernard
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Bernard
          I mean 997 from a 991
      You missed it
      • 1 Year Ago
      Are you guys SURE it's a Porsche? I mean, the emblem is covered up...
      Robbie
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am sad to see that Porsche seems to be shortening the lifespan of their cars. The 911 design is timeless, and I think constantly tweaking the taillights so that you can say it is a new model devalues that.
        John Blaze
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Robbie
        They actually aren't. The 991 will be around for 14 years according to Porsche. A nip tuck here and there will keep the car fresh during that time period.
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Robbie
        "Timeless" is just sugar coating for tired, old, and played out
      BlankaLi
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wonder which celebrity this Porsche will kill.
      recharged95
      • 1 Year Ago
      The more I see the 911 evolve, the more it's starting to look like an Aston.
      Miguro Takahashi
      • 1 Year Ago
      If the 991 is as good as they say it is, the GTS version will be the best of the bunch when considering amount of performance that you can actually use and living with it as a daily driver. I still consider the GT3 as the pinnacle of Porsche engineering but you need to track it to get the most out of it and truly understand what it's built for. All the turbo variants are overkill in my opinion and the people who do buy them tend to be a little obnoxious about how much money they have to go along with their male pattern baldness.
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