2019 Porsche 911 Might Change Its Platform
Some jokers say that the easiest job in the world is the Porsche 911 designer – it just never really changes.
Porsche would argue that when you hit perfection, why would you change it?
It seems that in the styling department at least, Porsche are all about evolution rather than revolution; you could compare one of the original 1963 models against the very latest and still clearly see the lineage.
Porsche are all about the engineering, comparing those same two models would be like comparing a space shuttle against a Trabant.
2019 Porsche 911 Release date
Porsche are already testing the next gen 911 publicly, but still haven’t released many official details like pricing or when we can expect to see it in the showroom. However, we fully expect the 2019 Porsche 911 to hit the dealers forecourts in the mid to late part of 2018 – think July to August.
2019 Porsche 911 Price
We don’t have the official price, but current pricing for the 911 starts at $103,400. Factor in a little inflation, bit of extra tech and equipment and we can easily see that price rising slightly, but with all the competition now, Porsche need to remain competitive. We’d expect a price in the region of $105,000.
2019 Porsche 911 Redesign and Changes
OK, we know that we aren’t going to get radical design changes, that’s not what Porsche are about. However, the pictures we’ve seen do show a few styling details that are different; the rear wing is wider, it runs the full width of the car and the tail lights are one long strip which follows the curvature of the wing.
We can also see that the exhaust tips are more central, the rear air intakes are larger and the headlights have been repositioned slightly.
The car itself is slightly wider, that’s mainly due to the new Porsche developed modular sports car platform, which will mean that Porsche have greater flexibility in engine placement and suspension mounting points, it should also mean that hybrid technology will be available for the first time on a 911.
The new platform is expected to be used on the 718 Boxster, Cayman and the next gen Audi R8 and even a Lamborghini or two.
2019 Porsche 911 Specs
Power will come from the same twin turbo flat-six 3.0 liter that made its debut in 2017; this means 370 BHP & 331 lb/ft of torque for the standard Carrera and 420 BHP with 368 lb/ft of torque for the Carrera S.