Spy Shots: Porsche 911 Convertible Caught In Scandinavia

News I By John Beltz Snyder I February 18, 2010

On the heels of recent spy photos of the upcoming Porsche 911, we now have these images of the 911 convertible in cold-weather testing.

As with the last 911 we saw, the convertible appears to be a little bit longer, making the back seat a little closer to being usable. The headlights are rasied a bit from the previous generation, and we can see the LED indicators and running lights in these photos. These shots give us a better look at the updated rear lighting, too, though somewhat masked by snow.

As before, expect two- and four-wheel drive versions of the new 911, with direct-injected engines and PDK gearbox. One change will be the electronic parking brake, which replaces the handbrake we were used to.

Check out the Porsche 911 convertible in the gallery, or scroll down for comments from the photographer.

 


Some weeks ago we showed you some photos of the upcoming Porsche 911 Coupe, called 991 internally, with less camouflage then before. And now it’s time for the convertible version of that new 911 to be tested in the cold and snowy Scandinavia.

And as everybody can see, the classic 911 styling will be kept, greenhouse is very like the current version, but seems slightly longer to make the backseat roomier. Front will keep the headlamps that got back with the 997 but they will more raised due to safety regulations. In the rear, we will see the biggest changes with new radical designed rear lamps.

The new 911 will come in both two-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive, and the engines will further updated versions of the new direct-injection engines from the 997. Of course there will also be that great PDK-gearbox, and we guess that most Porsche buyers will get that rather than the manual gearbox. The good old handbrake will be changed into a modern electronic version.

Expect the new 911 Coupe to be unveiled first, and then six months after that the Convertible. The Targa enthusiasts will probably have to wait another six months for their model.

 

The Guide to Road Racing: Winding Road Magazine's ultimate guide to getting your start in racing.

Table of Contents

Related Articles

Lamborghini Urus Breaks Pikes Peak Hill Climb Record

Ahead of its premiere in mid-August, the yet-to-be-revealed new Urus model set a new record in the production SUV category on the track used for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: the famous uphill race that recently celebrated its 100th Running.

August 10, 2022
Bubba Wallace Claims First NASCAR Pole, But Falls Short on Sunday

Bubba Wallace secured his first pole position in his NASCAR Cup Series Career on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway, being the only driver to eclipse the 190mph barrier.  The pole was also the first for his team, 23XI Racing, since they starting running last season.

August 08, 2022
Pure McLaren Arctic Experience

McLaren is offering the discerning few an opportunity to throw a McLaren GT around a frozen lake in Finland (plus enjoying a luxury stay with excursions and gourmet meals). 

August 05, 2022
Cleared for Takeoff: Will This Flying Car Take to the Skies?

Named after it’s ingenious folding wing design, the Switchblade hopes to succeed where so many others have failed.  On its website, Samson Sky allows people to reserve Switchblades in advance.

August 05, 2022
EV Revolution Heads Out to Sea…Literally

So what has taken the EV Revolution so long to set sail?  With quite motors, clean engines, and the availability of shore power at most marina docks – what’s not to like?

August 05, 2022

EMAIL SIGN UP

Get the latest driving and racing news straight to your inbox.

no thanks

Begin typing your search above and press return to search.