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The 2019 Porsche 911 still looks exactly like a Porsche 911

The real surprise would be if the car changed signifcantly.

2019 Porsche 911 front
  • 2019 Porsche 911
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  • 2019 Porsche 911 front
  • 2019 Porsche 911 front 2
  • 2019 Porsche 911 front 3/4
  • 2019 Porsche 911 profile
  • 2019 Porsche 911 side
  • 2019 Porsche 911 rear
  • 2019 Porsche 911 rear 2
Surprise! The next-generation of Porsche 911 is still undeniably a 911, carrying over every single major trait it has had since its debut in 1963. These spy photos show two lightly camouflaged cars doing some winter testing, and, despite the lack of badging, there can be no doubt as to what they are. Although similar in looks to the current 991.2 generation, a few cues tell us this is in fact an all-new model.

First, let's go over the basics. Round headlights, bulging front fenders, wide hips, and that distinctive roof and window line. All of these will remain on the 911 until the end of time, with some slight modifications to the formula every so often. On the new model, the headlights are tilted back a hair and sit slightly flusher with the fender. This has the effect of lessening the fender bulge. Also, the headlights no longer meet the bumper, and when combined with the longer hood, give the front end a shape reminiscent of the 993 generation.

Around to the side, the window looks almost identical to the current model – but the current one looks almost identical to the generation before that. The door handles have been redesigned and now sit flush with the door itself. Aside from that, the profile has changed very little. Stuttgart may burn if Porsche designers tried to stray too far from this design.

Like the front, there are a number of small but notable changes to the rear of the car. The movable rear spoiler extends to the edges of the bodywork rather than ending at the edge of the hood. The first model in these photos appears to be a 911 Carrera 4S given the bumper width light bar and the vents in the bumper's corners. Unlike the 991.2 generation, it looks like Porsche is considering switching back to quad exhaust tips for the S models. The second car has front and rear bumpers that resemble the 911 Turbo, but it lacks the side air intakes that have been present since the 993 version.

No word on how much of the new engine line will carry over. For 2017, Porsche switched to turbocharged engines for every model except the 911 GT3. The move was met with some initial criticism, but so has every change the automaker has ever introduced. This model looks fairly far along in development, but don't expect to see a full reveal anytime soon. We're sure Porsche wouldn't want to tank sales of the recently introduced 991.2.

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