We're looking at a massive aero element whose profile seems to pack a few 959-inspired styling cues. Nevertheless, when this is not in action, the rear of the machine looks perfectly clean, as expected from the traditional Neunelfer shape.
Since the Neunelfer has become easier to drive with each new generation, we're curious to see how much rear-engined rawness is left in the non-GT models. For one thing, the 992 will come with a Wet driving mode, as we noticed following a recent spy photo session that took us inside the cabin.
Speaking of which, the most important change as far as the interior is concerned regards the dashboard instruments. While the center-mounted analog tacho is still there, this is flanked by a pair of screens, so the traditional five-instrument layout is still possible.
Keep in mind that you're looking at a Carrera/Carrera S prototype here. Nevertheless, we've also spotted two other derivatives of the 992, namely the Turbo and the GT3.
The latter is of particular importance to the rumor mill, since many think the GT Division animal will to switch to a force-fed unit. Nevertheless, we expect the GT3 to maintain its naturally aspirated power. And we should be able to say the same about that third pedal.
The 992 should make its debut by the end of the year and yet we'll have to see the Speedster 991.2 swangsong first.