Porsche has released fresh images of its upcoming 992-generation 911 testing ahead of the new model’s expected reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show at the end of November 2018.
The Zuffenhausen-based automaker confirmed the eighth-generation version of the sportscar was scheduled to launch in Europe “at the beginning of 2019”.
The fresh images above show the virtually undisguised prototypes in the “final stages of a global testing programme”.
Porsche says the test vehicles were moving between climate zones with temperature differences of up to 85 degrees Celsius, as well as “sprinting across elevation changes spanning more than four kilometres”. They furthermore endured “lengthy traffic jams in major cities” and set “new records on race tracks”.
“In addition to its outstanding performance, it’s the 911’s suitability for daily use that has always put it in a class of its own,” said Andreas Pröbstle, project manager for the 911.
“That’s why we test the vehicle under all conditions, and in every type of weather. The vehicles’ drivetrain must function as flawlessly as the fluids, systems, operating processes and displays. It’s the only way we can be certain that the car can be driven in all regions of the world without any issues,” he added.
Porsche says the 992's chassis and (twin-turbo) engine “have been enhanced even further to increase both performance and everyday use”, while new driver assistance systems and “enhanced connectivity” are also expected.