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2016 Porsche 911 Facelift Accidentally Revealed at Porsche Museum as Wind Blows Cover

Porsche isn’t the kind of carmaker that would commission a car sculpture which can be disintegrated by the wind. This being said, we believe the crest-bearers might have intended for the 2016 911 facelift to be revealed earlier today.
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The 991-generation’s mid-cycle revamp was exposed in front of the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart, as part of a sculpture it shared with two other 911s, a 1970 and a 1981 model. This sculpture reminds us of what happens at the Goodwood Festival of Speed every year (sans for the accidental unveiling, of course).

According to the local media (via Shmee150), a British company had started work on the sculpture during the weekend. Earlier today, strong winds blew the cover of the 2016 911, a move that had been reserved for the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.

This appears to be a Carrera S model, but we have to admit it - after so many spyshots and teasers, it’s not like the event offered us any new information.

Sometimes it’s difficult for an untrained eye to distinguish between different 911 generations (think 930 vs. 964), so don’t expect important visual changes. Still, we wish we had gotten a change to look inside the car.

That’s where we expect to see a new driving mode selector, with the main ingredient to be controlled by the one behind the wheel being the Sports Response system. Since Porsche is switching to turbocharged engines for most of the models in the line-up, the German engineers have come up with a system that allows you to control the throttle response and minimize turbo lag.

This has been done in an effort to stay close to the linear character of an atmospheric engine.

Rumors see the Carrera and the Carrera S losing the naturally aspirated flat-sixes in favor of two versions of a turbocharged 3-liter boxer. Power is said to increase by 20 hp to 370 hp and 420 hp, respectively.

If this information turns out to be true, things become particularly interesting if we add another rumor, which states the standard and S models for the Boxster and Cayman will lose a bit of power when their turn at the turbo table arrives in 2016.

 
 
 
 
 

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