2019 Porsche 992 officially previewed
Well, now it’s official. The next generation 911 would be called the 992. Porsche has released the first official image of the car, albeit covered in camouflage. The design is stuck on the evolution side of the spectrum, rather than revolution.
The release accompanying the image includes conversations with the head of the 911 model line, August Achleitner.
“Although it’s part of the furniture in the motoring world, even the 911 needs to move with the times – as proven by the move to a turbocharged flat-six engine for the 991.2 generation car.”
“With each innovation, the decisive factor for me is whether it suits the character of the 911,” said Achleitner. “We don’t necessarily have to be the first in this regard with the 911. What’s crucial, rather, is that every innovation be offered in a typical Porsche manifestation… Even where the public might be expecting a bigger ‘wow factor,’ in the long run a certain aesthetic reserve pays dividends.”
With that in mind, Achleitner said he’s open to the idea of an all-electric 911.
“Two years ago I’d have said no way. Today I wouldn’t categorically rule it out,” he said, talking about electrification.
“I drove the prototype of our coming electric sports car, the Mission E, and it was a very compelling experience. And the performance of the Porsche LMP race cars with hybrid drive systems is quite simply sensational.”