The official debut of the 2019 Porsche 911 is roughly a week away. But because this is a highly anticipated model, and you know, the internet exists, some photos of Stuttgart’s latest creation have surfaced slightly ahead of schedule.
Now, it might be a bit off subject here, but every time we get a hold of photos like this, it just makes us think of what an incredible job the Ford team did at keeping the new GT quiet. Before the new supercar — which would go on to win its class at Le Mans — made its debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, nobody in the press had a clue it was coming. And while the car is incredible on its own, the whole element of surprise certainly helped make it the talk of the Motor City when the wraps were pulled back. That said, we think the latest incarnation of the iconic German sports car looks fantastic.
Obviously, the car is immediately recognizable as a 911, as every styling change that’s been made to Porsche’s pride and joy over the years has been of the evolutionary, and not revolutionary, nature. Given that there are still Porsche purists who lament the move away from air-cooled engines, not rocking the boat too much shows Stuttgart is playing it smart. Overall, the biggest change we can see here are the new taillights, which now run fully across the hindquarters, and provide a clean, slick, look.
At this point, we don’t know exactly what the new Porsche will be packing power wise, but you don’t have to know too much about the automotive industry to know it’s going to be make the 911 a potent performer. While plenty of companies have been phasing them out, we’re confident a manual transmission option will be available, along with a lightening-fast dual clutch unit.
We’ll have full coverage of the 2019 Porsche 911 from the floor of the Los Angeles Auto Show next week, but if you’re looking to get one of the first ones off the boat, it wouldn’t hurt to go have a chat with your local AutoNation-affiliated Porsche dealer…