The new 992-generation Porsche 911 has only just been revealed (check out local pricing here), but it has already been spotted in South Africa … along with an as-yet-unrevealed 911 Cabriolet, what could be a Cayman T and even what appears to be a prototype of the upcoming Boxster Spyder.
These photographs – kindly sent in to CARmag.co.za by the eagle-eyed Munro Harper – show the Porsche fleet in a parking lot near Montecasino in Johannesburg. In the lead image above, you’ll just be able to make out the 911 Cabriolet in the queue ahead of the coupé.
Above, we have the new 911, debadged and running on RS Spyder Design alloys. While this silver example sports the standard quad-exhaust exits (and a rear wiper!), the red version below is fitted with the optional sports exhaust system, complete with two oval tailpipes finished in brushed stainless steel.
Next we have a prototype of what we suspect is the upcoming 718 Cayman T, which would slot in neatly between the Cayman S and the Cayman GTS. Expect this model to be unveiled in 2019, complete with various weight-saving measures such as fabric door pulls and thinner glass. It’s not yet clear whether the Cayman T will employ Porsche's 2,0-litre or 2,5-litre flat-four.
Lastly, there’s what looks suspiciously like a prototype for the upcoming 718 Boxster Spyder. The production version of this derivative is likely to break cover sooner rather than later, with rumours suggesting it will use a detuned (to around 300 kW) version of the 4,0-litre flat-six from the 911 GT3.
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