2019 Porsche 911 Revealed in Behind-The-Scenes Prototype Testing, Debut Imminent

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The 992 generation of the Porsche 911 is expected to make its debut at the end of the month, with the Neunelfer set to land at the Los Angeles Auto Show. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that the automotive producer is releasing official spyshots of the sportscar.
As you can notice in the images above, the 2019 Porsche 911 has been put through its paces all over the world, with the company aiming to ensure the eight incarnation of the rear-engined machine pushes the badge further.

Porsche has already confirmed the hybridization of the Neunelfer and yet we might have to wait until the 992.2 mid-cyle revamp to receive the gas-electric version(s) of the car. In fact, the Neunelfer could follow the Panamera and the Cayenne, offering two hybrid powertrains, namely a 4 E-Hybrid and a Turbo S E-Hybrid.

The Carrera and the GTS models will be animated by updated versions of the turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six motors that power the outgoing 991.2 models. And while a manual gearbox will continue to be offered, the optional PDK dual-clutch transmission will come with eight ratios.

We're expecting the newcomer to be even more accessible to those who haven't worked on their performance driving. For instance, the 992 will come with a Wet driving mode and this will be activated automatically, using sensors placed in the wheel arches.

Next year, we'll get to meet the special versions of the Zuffenhausen machine. And we'll remind you that both the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo and the 2020 Porsche 911 GT3 have been spotted testing in production trim.

The Turbo should welcome an all-new motor, with the TT 3.8-liter unit of the current car expected to be retired, despite packing features like variable geometry turbo and a civilian anti-lag system that keeps the turbos spooled by turning the engine into an air pump when the driver takes the foot off the gas.

The extra technology will also be reflected in a pricing boost. For instance, we're expecting the price of the base Carrera to get closer to the $100,000 mark (the current car kicks off at $91,100).
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