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Porsche 911 facelift (2015) spy shots of tweaked 991

Published: 07 April 2014 Updated: 26 January 2015

Porsche will facelift the current-gen 911 in 2015, when a new 911 GTS will be brought to market.

The warmed-up GTS could combine an all-wheel drive 911’s 44mm-wider bodyshell with rear-wheel drive, and a power boost to around 420bhp, positioning the car above the standard 3.8-litre Carrera S, but well out of the mighty 518bhp 911 Turbo’s crosshairs.

What will change visually for the 2015-spec Porsche 911?

It’s a Porsche 911 – don’t expect design revolution. Chief among the changes up front is a new bumper, featuring more angular air intakes.

The rear shows more sweeping changes: there are new vents aft of the rear wheels. Camouflage across the rear lights suggests the current car’s slimline LEDs will be ditched for a pair of ‘3D’ clusters inspired by the Macan 4×4’s lights.

I prefer my 911s a little more extreme than this…

You haven’t long to wait until the ultimate track-ready 911 lands. Porsche’s GT3 boss, Andreas Preuninger, confirmed to CAR last year that the ultimate track-ready 911, a new GT3 RS, will arrive in 2014.

The RS will build on the current GT3’s stellar performance by cranking up power from 469bhp to around 500bhp, adding stiffer suspension, and a more extreme aero package. As with the GT3, a PDK (dual-clutch) gearbox and rear-wheel steering will be standard-fit equipment, according to Preuninger.

By Ollie Kew

Former road tester and staff writer of this parish