Porsche has been busy testing prototypes of their next generation 911 segment recently and the by the looks of it, the 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S seems to be the latest to be captured by spy cameras. These brand-new spy images reveal some details that didn’t show up in any of the previously surfaced teasers and spy shots, so take a look below.
New revelations from the latest round of spy shots reveal a new wide spoiler that is so expansive that is takes us nearly the entire width of the vehicle. Also new are the taillights that are made up of just one long strip that looks like its following the curve of the rear spoiler’s leading edge, while the exhaust tips are now placed a bit closer to the center of the rear bumper. Moreover, the rear intakes appear to be slightly larger, while in the front the headlights are angled differently that on the outgoing model of the 911. Previously, we learned that the new generation 911 Carerra will be wider than before, evidenced by new wheel arch extensions.
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S Spy Shots:
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The platform it will be built on is rumored to be a brand-new modular sports car platform Porsche has been developing. This platform will give the new model more flexibility in terms of engine and suspension hardware placement. Moreover, the new platform will allow Porsche to add the highly-anticipated hybrid technology to 911’s portfolio.
Other models that are expected to feature the same platform include new generations of the 718 Boxster and Cayman. We might also find it underpinning the new Audi R8, as well as Lamborghini’s Aventador and Huracán replacements. Even though most of these models are mid-engined, the new 2019 Porsche Carrera 911 S is expected to keep its now signature rear-engine mounting.
This doesn’t rule out a mid-engine 911 model in the near future. But with last we heard, any plans for a standalone mid-engine Porsche supercar have been put on hold in order to transfer all of the company’s available resurses to the electric vehicle technology development.
Engine and Powertrain
Although nothing has been confirmed yet, we expect the new 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S to use the company’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine that just premiered recently. This engine is capable of delivering up to 370 horsepower and 331 pound-feet torque while under the regular Carrera’s hood, while under the Carrera S’s hood, it can pull out approximately 420 horsepower and 368 lb-ft in.
2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S Release Date and Price
The brand-new 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera S is expected to arrive sometime in the second half of 2018, as a 2019 model. The coupe should be the first one out, while the convertible will follow soon after. As for the pricing, we expect it to say more of the same, ranging from $90,450 all the way up to $139,250.