Porsche has started work on a facelift for the current 911 range, known internally as 992, and the snowy landscapes of northern Sweden have been the place chosen by the engineers to start a series of tests that have just begun because This is the first time that our spies photograph the update of the famous German sports car. Oddly enough, it is the 992.2 Turbo that is trying to escape our photographer’s lens.
- The Porsche 911 generation (992.2) is already underway
- It will debut aesthetic changes and a hybrid propulsion system
- His arrival is expected in late 2022 or early 2023
Exterior modifications to this particular test prototype are limited to a new front apron with heavily camouflaged, albeit restyled, air intakes and daytime running lights. The rear of the car appears to be unchanged from the current model, but this could change as development work on the vehicle intensifies over the coming months. It would be logical to also think of new wheels and paint colors for the bodywork.
Although the car shown in Sweden did not yet appear to have the new hybrid powertrain under the hood, the electrification technology is definitely in the works. His arrival is scheduled for the update that we have in the images. According to our spies, the 911 Hybrid will use a 400-volt electrical system instead of an 800-volt system like the Taycan. The higher voltage system is better suited to fast charging, which is not necessary for a hybrid that will have a smaller battery.
2023 Porsche 911 Engine
What’s not clear is whether the car will feature a plug to replenish electrical power, or whether it will rely solely on a combination of engine power and regenerative braking (and possibly exhaust energy) energy. Porsche is likely to opt for a plug-in hybrid solution so that the car can offer a decent electric range – a necessity in cities that increasingly require vehicles to have zero-emission modes.
As for the electric motor, it will probably be integrated into the transmission. Former 911 boss August Achleitner has commented that the 992-generation 911’s 8-speed dual-clutch transmission is the same unit used in the hybrid versions of the Panamera. Although the 911 Turbo S E-Hybrid will be at the top of the range of the future, restyling is expected to be carried out on all models in the range, including the Turbo petrol that accompanies these lines.