The all-new Porsche 911 has been spied virtually undisguised ahead of its Frankfurt motor show launch in September.
Codenamed 991, the latest 911 again sports evolutionary styling changes rather than a ground-up rethink of its design. Designed under Michael Mauer, the new sports car features a revised front-end to improve aerodynamics and keep the 911 fresh in the face of increasing competition for sports car and supercar rivals.
The changes at the front include a new bumper, bonnet and more sculpted headlight design, as well as new LED light detailing, inspired by the 918 Spyder concept. There’s also a revised indicator design.
On the sides, exterior mirror housings now sit outboard on the doors rather than in the blanked-off quarter panel at the base of the A-pillar.
Perhaps the biggest changes are at the rear, where the electrically operated rear wing is reshaped for added aerodynamic efficiency and to improve downforce above 75mph. The rear bumper is also new, as are the rear lights.
Further aerodynamic additions will appear on the 2013 911 Turbo, including active front air ducts.