2016 Porsche 911 facelift spy shot

2016 Porsche 911 Turbo/S, 911 Carrera/4 Cabriolet spied

July 18, 2015

Denver has been quite popular among automakers for high altitude testing of their future vehicles. Porsche is apparently doing the same with its upcoming 2016 911 range. The spy shot reveals visibly five and possibly at least seven test mules parked together. The test mules were spotted by Instagram user millereakins.

The test mule one happens to be a mysterious model as the centre-mounted dual centre-mounted tailpipes on it aren’t offered on any model of the current 911 range. The dual single-tube trapezoid-shaped exhaust tailpipes on the second test mule hint that it’s the 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (facelift). The rest two mules, from their twin dual-tube shaped tailpipes in Turbo design, seem to be prototypes of the 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo (facelift).

The facelifted range in the spyshot features several other changes at the rear including a tweaked bumper, reshaped vents, restyled LED tail lights and a new-style rear deck vent.

Apart from visual changes, the facelifted models will get an improved cabin. The updated 911 range will also include more turbocharged models. Wolfgang Hatz, in charge of R&D at the company indicated in a report released in May that the naturally aspirated flat-six engines of some models could gain turbochargers with arrival of the facelift.

With the mid-cycle update, 991-generation models will gain the latest generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) touchscreen infotainment system. The 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK/dual-clutch) transmission equipped models should also get the Macan’s multi-function steering wheel.

The 2016 Porsche 911 models are expected to be unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

[Image Source: Instagram]

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