The new 992-generation Porsche 911 made its public debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show towards the end of November 2018, exclusively in Carrera S and Carrera 4S forms (check out local pricing here). But now a digital artist has rendered four new variants based on the first official images of the eighth-generation model.
The first from X-Tomi Design is one is that certainly won’t be built: a budget, base-spec 911. This model features black plastic front and rear bumpers, steel wheels (wrapped in high-profile tyres) and what appear to be fairly basic headlamps. In addition, its exterior door handles and entry-level side-mirror caps have been finished in black.
Next up is the far more likely Carrera 4S Cabriolet. Here the digital designer simply chopped off the coupé’s roof to create a convertible. Job done (and quite nicely, if you ask us).
We also have an imagined GTS derivative, which gains a fresh front grille arrangement, new alloys (housing red brake callipers), GTS logos along the lower section of its doors and (presumably) some added grunt.
Lastly, there's a rendering of the upcoming GT3 RS model, which is expected to officially break cover only in 2020. Of course, X-Tomi Design has furnished it with a suitably towering rear wing, other model-specific aero elements (including new vents) and the obligatory bright green paintwork. The latest rumours suggest the new 911 GT3 RS will retain its naturally aspirated 4,0-litre but with extra oomph.
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