Hardcore Porsche anoraks might want to look away from the 2019 Porsche 911
There might soon be big new coming from Porsche, well not that soon, but if you are a Neunelfer enthusiast then this piece is slated to make your life change somewhere around 2019. When the time comes, and the news becomes official, thoroughbred Porsche enthusiasts might not be the most enthused (which is now slowly becoming the case with almost all manufacturers). Their world will be turned upside down and 1:18 scale models will be incinerated and angry tweets shall be tweeted.
According to a report by Autocar UK, the 2019 Porsche 911 will only have turbocharged engines throughout the range. No more naturally aspirated flat-six machines… it will be over. In addition to the turbos, the 2019 Porsche 911 would also be getting a hybrid powertrain, while as of now it is not exactly sure if that would be available only on the top end models or throughout the range.
The 2019 Porsche or the “992”, was recently spotted testing in Arctic Circle, the same place where air-cooled Porsche connoisseurs like to go ice-driving. Keeping the styling of the 991, the 992 gets a slightly wider track which broadens the old girl up a bit, with small changes to the wheelbase. Add, that to the previous dramatic wheelbase change in the 991 and it’s practically an all-new car.
As far as specifics go, the 2019 GT3 will make more than 500bhp, while the standard cars will get a 10-15bhp boost over current Carrera and Carrera S. The eighth generation 911, will also get what Autocar says is a “vastly improved” active aero and a “full width” rear wing.
Although, for all you thoroughbred fanboys out there, and you’d rather pay millions for an old Porsche, here’s our piece about RM Sotheby where 13 classic Porsches are set to be auctioned. If you’re still not convinced the list contains a 1955 Porsche 356.
As for the hybrid 911, it is expected to hit showroom nothing before 2020.