Porsche is readying a facelift for the 992-generation 911 and has been spied testing a Cabriolet model for the very first time.
This particular 911 Cabriolet prototype was snapped on the move during winter testing in Northern Europe. While it lacks a traditional camouflage wrap, Porsche has done enough to hide some of the key design changes. Some alterations are visible, however.
For example, the front of the German sports car appears to have been revised and looks to be sporting different air intakes. This prototype is also rocking a pair of driving lamps on either side of the bumper but they obviously will not make it through to the production line. No obvious changes have been made to the headlights but it’s possible the lights this tester’s units are not production-spec units. If new headlights do arrive with the facelifted 911 that is internally known as the 992.2, they may sport unique LED signatures.
Elsewhere you will notice that it is sporting two different sets of wheels and looks to have carbon-ceramic brake discs with large black calipers. As for the rear, some black tape has been placed beneath the LED light bar while other parts of the bumper are obscured by snow.
Much like a recent 992.2 911 Coupe that was spied testing in the same snowy conditions, this Cabriolet model features a pair of centrally-mounted tailpipes, suggesting there could be a naturally-aspirated mill offered with non-GT-badged variants. Sources suggest that this N.A. engine could be a 4.0-liter flat-six that will be offered as a separate model alongside the current 3.0-liter turbocharged units we’ll see in the mainstream range. Keep in mind though that this has not been confirmed.
While not visible in these spy images, others have shown that the facelifted 992.2 911 will likely adopt an all-digital gauge cluster. This will differ from the current model that has digital gauges but a traditional tachometer.
Our sources tell us that the facelifted Porsche 911 Coupe and Cabriolet models will hit the market in mid-2023 for the 2024 model year.
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