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2019 Next-Generation Porsche 911 (992) Goes Drifting in Nurburgring Testing

The next generation of the Porsche 911, which should use the 992 internal code, has been testing on the Nurburgring for quite a while now. And the most recent session of the kind took place earlier this week, with the engineers behind the wheel going all out.
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To be more precise, the test drivers decided to drift the 2019 Porsche 911, as you can notice in one of the spyshots above - pixel tip to BridgeToGantry for these images.

While certain sources talk about the 992 getting an all-new platform, it seems more plausible for the Neunelfer to ride on an evolution of the current model's MMB architecture. And that's because the chassis, which showed important modifications compared to the 997 generation of the sportscar/supercars, only came around in 2012, with its most important upgrade being an engine layout that brings the flat-six at the posterior of the machine a tad closer to the center of the vehicle.

We should see this tendency being taken even further with the newcomer, while the front and rear tracks will be wider, as various test cars have hinted.

Despite Porsche denying the introduction of a hybrid powertrain for the next-gen 911, we could see the Stuttgart machine receiving gas-electric power. In fact, the Neunelfer could get two such powertrains, namely one that would deliver GTS levels of power and one that could replace the Turbo S derivative, following the recipe used for the 2017 Panamera.
Porsche's Nurburgring Assault
This week, Zuffenhausen has been the dominant figure at the Nordschleife. Next-gen Neunelfer aside, the world wide web is boiling with rumors about the 2018 911 GT2 RS setting a new production car lap record. Just yesterday we talked about King Kong having reportedly lapped the Green Hell in 6:48.75, a chronograph number that would bring it the accolade mentioned above.

Then there's the GTS incarnation of the Porsche 718 Cayman, which made its spyshot debut earlier today.

And while the automaker's sportscars are doing their thing at the Nurburgring, the 2019 Cayenne Turbo likes to show everybody that it's closer to the 911 than ever, drifting sessions and all.

 
 
 
 
 

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