Update: Porsche 911 Engine Details Emerge

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The facelifted Porsche 911 has been teased with a series of images showing the car undergoing testing somewhere in South Africa. Technical details are also starting to emerge regarding the engine and power outputs for the forthcoming Porsche 911.

Styling Tweaks for Porsche 911

Although you will be hard-pressed to spot the changes, Porsche has subtly tweaked a few design elements. The front and rear lights appear to feature new graphics and the DRLs are slimmer than before. Both bumpers are being revised and the engine vent now features vertical slats while the front air vents feature three horizontal fins. At the rear, you may notice the exhaust tips are positioned slightly closer together too.

On the inside, the Porsche 911 remains much the same with the most notable change being that the infotainment screen is a bit bigger and drive mode selector is positioned similarly to the 918 Spyder.

Reports indicate that the 3.4-litre engine in the Carrera and the 3.8-litre unit in the Carrera S will both be replaced with a new 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine. In the base model Carrera power output will be 272 kW while the Carrera S will be bumped up to 309 kW with torque at 500 Nm, which is up by 60 Nm compared to the outgoing version.  Although performance is yet to be confirmed, 0-100kph sprint times will be shaved by about 0.1 seconds, meaning that the 911 Carrera should do the job in 4.3 seconds while the Carrera S will take only 4 seconds.

The 2016 Porsche 911 will be shown to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show come mid-September.

We will keep you updated as more details become available in coming weeks.

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