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2016 Porsche 911 facelift spied without camo

Snapshot: We get an early look at the refreshed Porsche 911 set for a mid-September official reveal.

Somewhere in Prague, Czech Republic, someone caught on camera what appears to be a completely undisguised prototype of the Porsche 911 facelift (991.2) which is set to receive its global reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show. After thoroughly analyzing this picture, we noticed there are more than just a few styling changes, even though at a first glance many would say it’s virtually identical to the current car.

First and foremost, the redesigned engine vent now has vertical slates whereas the outgoing model has the slats organized in a horizontal configuration. Moreover, there is a brand new dual exhaust system with the tips closer to each other and mounted towards the center of the rear bumper. Since it has only two exhaust tips, this isn’t one of the high-powered Turbo models as only those have a more imposing quad exhaust setup.

The rear bumper now has a different shape with air outlets on its corners while the taillights feature slightly modified graphics although the low resolution of the picture doesn’t really show all the details. We don’t have an image with the front end but we know for sure it’s getting lightly updated headlights, reshaped bumper and a tweaked hood while the door handles are also getting a revision.

As far as the interior cabin is concerned, the 2016 Porsche 911 facelift will borrow the steering wheel from the mighty 918 Spyder and there’s also going to be a new toggle switch on the right-hand side while the infotainment system will feature a larger touchscreen display.

Lastly, the engine lineup is about to be overhauled as word on the street indicates only the 911 GT3 and the 911 GT3 RS will remain naturally aspirated whereas the rest of the models are bound to get turbocharged engines.

Porsche will bring the mid-cycle revision for the 911 in mid-September at the Frankfurt Motor Show and it should go on sale in India next year.

Source: Cossie670 (Facebook)

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