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Porsche 998 (911) caught testing

Thu, 22 Jan 2009

The current version of the 911 has not long been refreshed, and still has more to deliver. Only the Carrera and Targa have had the facelift so far, and still to come is the Turbo, not to mention the GT3.

But Porsche is already a long way down the road with the next generation 911 (998), which is not expected to launch until 2011, as you can see from this spy shot taken in rather chilly Arctic climes.

Next generation 911 (998) caught testing

To be honest, we don’t know a huge amount about this 998, apart from the fact it’s obviously bigger than the current 997. Not that you’ll be able to get the kids in the bag, just that it will have a more generously sized cabin. This Cabrio version will probably retain the canvas top and the PDK box. The headlights are a bit more upright, and the mirrors have moved.

Conventional wisdom doesn’t see the engines changing much, but we wonder if the increase in engine capacity for the GT2-Series 911 RSR for 2009 to 4.0 litres is a pointer to what Porsche has in mind?

No doubt there will be more details coming out as time goes on. We’ll keep you posted!

By Cars UK