And, to help you pass the time, we've brought along a rendering that portrays the open-top model - pixel tip to digital label X-Tomi Design for the image we have here.
We'll remind you that the 992 Carrera models maintain the turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six units of the replaced cars, albeit with power jumping to 385 hp for the Carrera and to 450 hp for the Carrera S.
And while the seven-speed manual is still around (perhaps this has received further improvements), the PDK now comes with eight forward ratios.
In fact, the one extra gear of the dual clutch tranny is one of the three main factors that have determined the eighth-generation model to gain weight (the thing is about 55 kilos heavier than the car it replaces). The other two, which are more serious, involve the gasoline particulate filter hardware, as well as the extra crash protection structures/safety systems.
Keep in mind that we've already seen prototypes of two other derivatives testing in pre-production form. We're referring to the 992 Porsche 911 Turbo and the 992 Porsche 911 GT3. And both are expected to come to the world in the second half of next year.
As for the hybridization of the newcomer, which has been confirmed by Zuffenahsuen, we might have to wait for the ".2" mid-cycle revamp to see this.