The facelifted version of the 991-generation Porsche 911 isn’t due to make its debut until the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015, but engineers are already getting stuck into some winter testing with the reworked supercar.
Evolution is the name of the game for any 911, although you can make out a couple of subtle styling tweaks under the light disguise, including redesigned strakes in the front air vents and LED daytime running lights. From the images the 911 Turbo also appears to adopt a redesigned rear bumper, while the Carrera 4 seems to be fitted with a new taillight design.
There is no official word on performance upgrades but the 513bhp 3.8-litre twin-turbo engine in the 911 Turbo should remain unchanged. Carrera 4 models are also likely to be powered by the same 345bhp 3.4-litre and more powerful 385bhp 3.8-litre engines.
The uprated model also heralds the arrival of the more powerful 911 GTS. This is essentially a ‘greatest hits’ version of the naturally aspirated 911 line-up, and will use the wider body and rear tracks of the four-wheel-drive Carrera 4, but will be available in rear-wheel drive only.
The GTS will be based on the 911 Carrera S, but includes the power kit as standard. This comprises a power upgrade from 395bhp to 424bhp, a sports exhaust and dynamic engine mounts. Also featuring will be unique alloys, sports suspension and tweaks to the interior trim.