New Porsche 911 (992) Revealed by Naked Prototype, Has Retro-Futuristic Rear End

With the next generation of the Porsche 911 just around the corner, an almost uncovered prototype of the sportscar now reveals the production rear end, as you can see in the spyshots below.
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Zuffenhausen is expected to introduce the 992 incarnation of the Neunelfer by mid-2019, so it's no wonder that we can now drool over the posterior of the upcoming machine.

The details we see here match those in the leaked photo of the car, down to the color.

A wide active spoiler, which somehow reminds us of the 959 stretches from one side of the machine to the other. As for the taillights, these are now fully connected, with the resulting strip appearing to mirror the curve of the said aero element. Looking below, we notice the exhaust tips, which are now closer to the center of the apron.

As we've seen in previous spyshots (both Carrera and Turbo testers have been spotted), the air intakes featured on the wings seem to have grown in size, while the angle of the still-round headlights is slightly different.

We've also been able to take a peek inside the Porscha, with the most important change coming from the mostly-digital dashboard, which showed the traditional center-mounted analog tacho flanked by screens.

More importantly, Porsche has already confirmed the hybridization of the 992, which fuelled the rumors about the newcomer using an all-new platform. So far, we've only been able to spot the wider tracks, while forum chat also mentions the still-rear-mounted engine being brought a tad closer to the center of the car.

The Neunelfer could follow the path of the Cayenne and Panamera, offering a pair of hybrid models. As such, a potential 911 4 E-Hybrid would offer Carrera S levels of performance with a focus on efficiency, while we might also receive a Turbo S E-Hybrid with around 700 horses.

As for the Carrera and the Carrera S models (by the way, the non-wide prototype we have here seems to be a Carrera S), these should use evolutions of the current turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six motors.

And since the 991.2 GT3 and GT3 RS use a new 4.0-liter motor, the naturally aspirated flat-six should also be used for the next-gen models - 9,000 rpm delights, anybody?
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