Change is coming.
This is something that’s been rumored for some time and today we can confirm the fact that the upcoming 991 911 facelift will lose its naturally aspirated flat-six. Yes, the NA flat-six will be dead, replaced by a new 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-six. Road and Track has confirmed that Porsche will debut the updated 911 at Frankfurt this September. We’ve also seen various spy images of the updated 991 911 out testing which clearly show evidence of turbocharging. Look at both corners of the rear bumper and you’ll easily notice air inlets that’ll allow the turbos to breathe.
This new engine will provide power for the base Carrera and probably for the Carrera S as well. If that’s not enough, we’ve also learned that Porsche is in the early phases of developing the completely redesigned next generation 911, internally dubbed as the 992. It’ll not only stick with the turbocharged flat-six but will also take things a step further: a plug-in hybrid option will be on offer. The basic 911 hallmarks will remain in place, specifically the rear-engined set up and tiny back seat. A turbo four is also possible but unlikely as it’ll soon be offered in the Boxster/Cayman duo instead. What do you think of these 911 changes? Are you one of those 911 purists that’s about to go Apeshit? Let us know in the comments.