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Spy Shots: Porsche 911 Targa Refresh Caught Running the 'Ring


Porsche is hard at work on a refresh for the current 911 range, internally called the 992. This is a prototype of the refreshed Targa undergoing tests on the German Nürburgring racetrack.

The facelift comes with a new front bumper design, which has a pair of horizontal bars in its air intakes. While this particular prototype had to do without, vertical (and active) slats will be optional for the majority of variants.

The rear bumper will also be modified with the facelift, especially in its lower part. Tell-tale is the fact that the mentioned area is covered in camouflage. The same can be said about the rear air outlets of the engine cover.

Taking a close look at the exhaust on the prototype of the 992.2 generation model, it will resemble the one on the Cayman GT4 GTS 4.0 model, which is also featured on the corresponding Boxster GTS. Both models come with a naturally aspirated, 4.0L flat-six engine.

Company insiders who wish to remain anonymous have claimed that the 911's base variant will return to naturally aspirated motors. It is believed that the base model might have an engine that is derived from the 4.0L mill but with a smaller displacement. Unfortunately, it is impossible to tell from photos alone.


Photo credit: Brian Williams, SpiedBilde